Search warrants served across Northeast Georgia and parts of South Carolina led law enforcement to seize $1.5 million in drugs.
Law enforcement from 200 agencies participated in the Mayfield drug trafficking organization raid Wednesday. The organization is allegedly tied to $9.5 million in methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana.
As of 9 a.m. Thursday, more than 6 kilograms of methamphetamine, 4 kilograms of cocaine and 10 pounds of marijuana were seized after the execution of some 20 search warrants.
The organization has “been operating in Stephens County and surrounding communities for many years,” according to the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office.
On Thursday, 24 people were arrested with Georgia hometowns of Lavonia, Hartwell, Marietta, Toccoa, Eastanollee, Winder, Athens and Atlanta. Suspects in South Carolina came from Seneca and Westminster.
Sheriff’s Offices from Hall, Forsyth, Habersham, Lumpkin and White counties contributed to the 10-month investigation.
“Although numerous arrests have been made and evidence seized, the investigation continues and additional arrests are expected,” according to the drug enforcement office.