Law Office of Matthew T. McNally Articles Georgia Drug Trafficking Group Arrested

Georgia Drug Trafficking Group Arrested

By Law Office of Matthew T. McNally  Jul. 1, 2013 10:41a

A drug trafficking group consisting of nine people were recently arrested and charged in Fitzgerald, Georgia. The leader of the group was arrested two months ago at a Texas border crossing when she was found with more than half a million dollars worth of methamphetamine in her vehicle. The illegal drugs were destined to be sold in Georgia. The border arrest prompted an undercover investigation of the international drug operation which led to the group of traffickers in Ben Hill County who were connected to the woman.

The woman was arrested in Brownsville, Texas in a record drug bust at that crossing by Border and Customs Patrol agents. The agents had received a tip from law enforcement agents in Georgia. The investigation was conducted by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the Ben Hill County Sheriff's Office, and the South Central Drug Task Force. The jailed drug traffickers were charged with conspiracy to possess and intent to distribute the drugs. Law enforcement officials in the case stated that methamphetamine trafficking between Mexico and the U.S. with ties to Georgia is a growing concern; Atlanta has become a central distribution point for foreign and U.S. traffickers.

Georgia penalties for trafficking in methamphetamine are based on the quantity involved. Fines can range from $200,000 up to $1 million with prison terms ranging from a mandatory minimum of 10 years up to 25 years.

Criminal Defense Firm in Atlanta, Georgia

Persons arrested and charged with illegal drug possession, sale, distribution, manufacturing, or trafficking face serious legal consequences and should immediately seek the services of a knowledgeable attorney. Whether charged at the state or federal level, the Law Office of Matthew T. McNally offers a highly experienced and dedicated legal team.

The firm represents clients in a wide range of criminal cases, from DUI to drug crimes, probation violations, theft crimes, white collar crimes, sex crimes, and violent crimes. The legal team will ensure that you understand the criminal defense process and keep you aware of every detail involving your case as it progresses. Contact the firm to schedule a free case evaluation. Learn what is involved in your situation and how the legal team can help you after any arrest.

Other Recent Articles

Sixth Suspect in Kidnapping Case Arrested in Atlanta

Federal authorities in cooperation with local law enforcement in Atlanta recently took a sixth suspect into custody in connection with the kidnapping of a prosecutor's father in early April.
More Articles »

Man Charged with Manslaughter after Fatal Brawl

A 23-year-old Atlanta man was recently arrested and charged with involuntary manslaughter after a late night brawl resulted in the death of a 36-year-old man.
More Articles »

Georgia Law Restricting Pain Clinics

A law which makes changes to Georgia’s pain clinic operations will go into effect on July 1 of this year.
More Articles »
(678) 386-4968
659 Auburn Avenue Suite 153
Atlanta, GA 30312

(678) 829-0656

Main Website:
View Website
Contact our office by email or phone instantly by clicking the options below: