GBI: 2 Crisp Co. men arrested by in drug trafficking bust

Photo of illegal drugs and weapons retrieved by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation as part of...
Photo of illegal drugs and weapons retrieved by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation as part of a four moth investigation into a drug trafficker in Cordele.(Source: Georgia Bureau of Investigation)
Published: Oct. 6, 2022 at 5:27 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 6, 2022 at 5:49 PM EDT
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CORDELE, Ga. (WALB) - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) has made two arrests in a multi-month drug trafficking investigation, according to the agency.

The investigation was specifically targeting drug trafficking suspect, Grayling Coley. He, along with a man who authorities say was acting as his bodyguard, Marqavious Gaston, were arrested after police carried out search warrants on Coley’s apartments.

A search was executed at one of Coley’s apartments which, according to the GBI, was used for a “drug distribution network.”

Coley was charged with:

• Two counts of Trafficking Heroin

• Two counts of Trafficking Methamphetamine

• One count of Distribution of Heroin

• One count of Possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute

• One count of Possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute

• One count of Possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute

• Two counts of Possession of Schedule II controlled substances with the intent to distribute

• One count of Possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime

• One count of Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon

• One count of Possession of tools for the commission of a crime

• Three counts of use of a communication facility during the commission of certain crimes

Gaston was charged with:

• One count of Party to the crime of trafficking meth

• One count of Party to the crime of distribution of heroin

• One count of Possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute

• One count of Possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute

• One count of Possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute

• Two counts of Possession of Schedule II controlled substances with the intent to distribute

• Four counts of Possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime

• One count of Theft by receiving stolen property – firearm

• One count of Possession of tools for the commission of a crime

The GBI says they also recovered methamphetamine, crack cocaine, marijuana, a Glock 19 9mm handgun, a Smith and Wesson .22 handgun, and a Del-ton 5.56 AR-15 rifle at another of Coley’s Cordele addresses.