Law enforcement across Northeast Georgia arrested 24 people suspected in a $9.5 million drug trafficking ring.
The Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office partnered with the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office, the FBI and other law enforcement and worked for 10 months on Horace Mayfield’s alleged drug trafficking organization, according to authorities. Officers from 200 agencies became involved with the investigation.
“Mayfield and his drug trafficking organization have been operating in Stephens County and surrounding communities for many years,” according to a news release from the drug enforcement office. “Over the course of this investigation, the Mayfield Drug Trafficking Organization can be attributed to 72 kilograms of cocaine, 15 kilograms of methamphetamine and 50 pounds of marijuana with a total street value of ($9.5 million).”
The agents were serving 20 search warrants in addition to 27 arrest warrants. The network allegedly spread from Atlanta up into South Carolina.
Sheriff’s Offices from Hall, Forsyth, Habersham, Lumpkin and White counties contributed to the investigation.
“Although numerous arrests have been made and evidence seized, the investigation continues and additional arrests are expected,” according to the news release.