15 arrested in north Georgia, accused of meth trafficking

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January 13, 2019

ATLANTA (AP) -- Fifteen people were arrested and accused of participating in a north Georgia methamphetamine trafficking ring that officials say distributed $3.5 million worth of drugs over a five-month period.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says local, state and federal law enforcement agencies were involved in the bust, which involved 10 search warrants and more than a dozen arrest warrants across multiple counties Friday.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that crystal meth and marijuana worth an estimated $155,000, along with $13,000 in cash, firearms and numerous vehicles were seized.

Officials say those arrested face multiple charges under federal racketeering laws. One of the men arrested also faces several traffic-related charges after the Georgia State Patrol says he tried to flee and led officers on a brief chase.

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