18 charged in Ga. multi-county drug sting

Published: May. 15, 2019 at 10:12 AM EDT
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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - 18 people have been charged after being busted during an undercover investigation called "Operation Who's Laughing Now"

The sting targeted a multi-county drug distribution network in South Georgia.

The 20-count indictment charges the defendants with a wide-ranging conspiracy to possess and distribute meth and marijuana.

The investigation, conducted by the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office, also revealed gun possession violations.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Drug Enforcement Administration assisted, along with other local law enforcement agencies.

Investigators say 14 firearms were seized, including two unregistered sawed-off shotguns and a large amount of ammunition and magazines.

The charges carry penalties of up to life in prison.

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