GBI reports largest meth seizure in Lee County

Three people were arrested on multiple charges related to trafficking meth and marijuana in what the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is calling the largest methamphetamine seizure in Lee County.

According to the GBI, the drugs were headed for Albany.

The Investigation: On Friday, October 29, investigators conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling south on U.S. Hwy 19. Multiple law enforcement agencies received information that one of the suspects was distributing large quantities of methamphetamine in Albany. 

During the two month investigation, agents made controlled purchases of methamphetamine from the suspect.  Throughout the investigation, numerous investigative acts led agents to develop information that the suspect was obtaining bulk quantities of methamphetamine from an unknown source in Atlanta.

The Arrest: These investigative efforts culminated with a traffic stop in Lee County, resulting in the seizure of 10 kilograms of suspected methamphetamine, 5 pounds of suspected marijuana, and $1,500

Investigators obtained information during the investigation indicating that the methamphetamine and marijuana from this seizure was going to be distributed in the Albany area. 

This seizure of methamphetamine represented the disruption of this drug trafficking organization and prevented about 10,000 dosage units of methamphetamine from being dispensed, law enforcement officials say.

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