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Multi-agency investigation leads to massive drug bust in Coffee, Jeff Davis counties

A multi-agency investigation has led to four arrests and the seizure of just over $350,000 worth of drugs and $410,000 in cash in Coffee and Jeff Davis counties. (Source: Georgia Bureau Investigation) A multi-agency investigation has led to four arrests and the seizure of just over $350,000 worth of drugs and $410,000 in cash in Coffee and Jeff Davis counties. (Source: Georgia Bureau Investigation)
COFFEE CO., GA (WALB) -

A multi-agency investigation has led to four arrests and the seizure of over $350,000 worth of drugs and $410,000 in cash in Coffee and Jeff Davis counties.

According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, search and arrest warrants were executed on Tuesday and Thursday after an investigation that started last August.

The GBI said the investigation started gathering intelligence and complaints from concerned citizens about drug activity.

During the execution of the search and arrest warrants, the following items were seized:

  • $410,000 in cash 
  • Approximately 16 ounces of crack cocaine (street value of approximately $19,200)
  • Approximately 3 kilos of powder cocaine (street value of approximately $90,000)
  • Approximately 55 pounds of high-grade marijuana (street value of approximately $247,500)
  • Various drug paraphernalia (which included packaging material for drug distribution)
  • 6 rifles 
  • 4 handguns 
  • 25 vehicles 
  • 11 engine motors 
  • 5 trailers

The following people were arrested:

  • Germany Jordan, 31, charged with:
    • Trafficking in cocaine
    • Possession of marijuana with intent to distribute
    • Possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime
    • Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
       
  • Wayne Jordan, 58, charged with:
    • Trafficking in cocaine
      • Trafficking in marijuana
      • Possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime
      • Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
         
  • Martonio Mitchell, 47, charges are pending
     
  • Juan Bennett, 33, charges are pending

The GBI said more arrests are expected as the investigation continues.

These arrests and seizures are an excellent example of how DEA is committed to working with our state and local partners to eliminate drug trafficking in our local communities. DEA received several leads from concerned citizens that were crucial in the success of this investigation. This is an excellent example of the importance of the community speaking up and alerting law enforcement of illegal or suspicious activity. DEA and its law enforcement partners will work tirelessly to continue to bring to justice those responsible for putting this poison, along with the violent crime that often accompanies the drug trafficking, into our local communities. - Robert J. Murphy, the DEA special agent in charge of the Atlanta Field Division.

The agencies involved in this drug investigation included the Southeastern Regional Drug Enforcement Office, along with the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Douglas Coffee Drug Unit, the Douglas Police Department, the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office, the Appling County Sheriff’s Office and the Jeff Davis Sheriff’s Office.

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