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Joint operation lands massive marijuana haul

Sheriff Wooten and DPD Chief Gary Casteloes with 325 pounds of marijuana packaged for sale (Source: Coffee Co. Sheriff's Office) Sheriff Wooten and DPD Chief Gary Casteloes with 325 pounds of marijuana packaged for sale (Source: Coffee Co. Sheriff's Office)
(Source: Coffee Co. Sheriff's Office) (Source: Coffee Co. Sheriff's Office)
AMBROSE, GA (WALB) -

One of the largest marijuana busts in recent memory was made near the small town of Ambrose, in Coffee County.

Sheriff Doyle Wooten said the Douglas-Coffee Drug Unit (DCDU) and the GBI Southeastern Regional Drug Enforcement Office (SRDEO) conducted a joint operation Friday, that was the climax of weeks of observation, planning, and investigation. 

They raided houses in the 4800 and 5000 blocks of Younge Fussel Road, near Ambrose, and found a giant stash of marijuana, bagged up and ready for sale.

During the search of both houses, approximately 325 pounds of processed marijuana and a marijuana manufacturing operation were discovered. 

George Darryl Harper, 59, was arrested and charged with trafficking and manufacturing marijuana.

"I want to thank the officers involved in this investigation for their continued efforts and dedication in ridding the drugs and those involved in the drug trade from our community," said Sheriff Wooten.

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