6 indicted in massive meth probe

6 indicted in massive meth probe

LEE CO., GA (WALB) - Investigators announced six indictments Monday that stem from arrests of some of the biggest meth traffickers in South Georgia.

Amanda Mason, Melissa Hall, and Earnest Ware and Christie Phillips and Braxton Collins were all indicted by a federal grand jury last week in Macon.

They were all charged with conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine.

The charges stem from arrests made in March and May of this year, when Mason and Ware were taken into custody.

Officials said more than a half-pound of meth was confiscated in their arrest, valued at $22,000.

According to a report, Hall was denied bond by the federal magistrate.

Ware and Mason will have a detention hearing Tuesday to decide if they will get a bond.

In addition, Kenny Thornton of Bonifay, Florida was indicted by a previous federal grand jury for conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine.

Thorton, Mason, Hall, and Ware were all involved in the distribution of methamphetamine in the Lee County and Albany area.

Mason was first arrested in March for distribution of methamphetamine, bonded out then was arrested again June 19th during a traffic stop.

34 year-old Earnest Ware was arrested June 12th during a road block, after investigators learned he was on his way back from Atlanta.

Photos of Braxton and Collins were not immediately available.

Investigators said they expect more federal indictments to be made.

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