I-20 major drug corridor

August 24, 2007

I-20 is a busy route for residents in both Richmond and Aiken counties. It's also popular with drug traffickers. Experts say since airline security has increased after 9/11, most drug dealers use cars instead of planes. That makes I-20 a hotspot.

Colombian, Mexican, and Caribbean traffickers also use I-20. They're largely responsible for the distribution of cocaine, crack, meth, and marijuana.

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  • by jason Location: N.A on Aug 27, 2007 at 08:57 PM
    Looks like Terry knows everything. Maybe you should run for Sheriff and show everyone how better you are than everyone else. It must be all the cop shows you watch.
  • by Anonymous Location: csra on Aug 27, 2007 at 02:04 PM
    The sheriffs in Richmond and Columbia counties won't allow their deputies aggressively patrol I-20 like Green County. It is sad with so much drug and money on I-20 that only Green County SO has a full time highway drug interdiction unit dedicated to combat drug trafficing where Richmond and Columbia counties don't and they are the two largest Sheriff offices in CSRA. I think Sheriff Strength and Whittle are scared to form a full time drug interdiction unit for the I-20 area because they don't want wealthy residents complaining to them that they were stopped for speeding on I-20. These specialized units often seize thousands of dollars, and sometime hundreds of thousands of dollars from drug dealers off of I-20 across GA. A large portion of this money goes back to the local agency for equipment and investigations, thus saving tax payers money. But Ronnie and Clay refuses to create such a unit. Why? The new should interview both sheriffs and ask.
  • by Anonymous Location: richmond on Aug 26, 2007 at 03:20 PM
    thanks to our dedicated police forces we can prevent more drugs being brought in to our home towns
  • by Terry Location: homemaker on Aug 24, 2007 at 01:01 PM
    You think!??? I told law enforcement this back in 2000, they're running drugs up I-95 hanging a left at Savannah and heading right through Augusta for Atlanta and vice versa. Why do you think so many of these low-life thugs have ties to Savannah? Someone "on the route" noticed the high demand for drugs in Augusta. Most of the low-level dealers in our old South Augusta neighborhood [...] got busted during noise complaints and/or suspicious activity reports. I don't know who that network is working for now, since Tyrone Williams went to jail. I wouldn't move back to that neighborhood for love nor money.
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