Chatham County fugitive arrested in Florida

OKEECHOBEE, FL (WTOC) - A Chatham County man wanted on several drug charges was arrested Saturday by the U.S. Marshals Service Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force in Okeechobee, Fla.

Michael J. Cheuvront, 55, was wanted by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Chatham County Sheriff's Office on a 2006  warrant on charges of trafficking in methamphetamine, possession with intent ephedrine/pseudoephrine/phen, possession of tools for the commission of a crime and possession of controlled substances.

The case was referred to the task force's U.S. Marshals Savannah Office in 2009, when an investigation began.

Investigators got a break in the case on Dec. 5.

In a joint investigation conducted by the GBI, Bryan County Sheriff's Office and the task force that tracked Cheuvront to Okeechobee, Fla., according to the task force.

The Savannah Office sent details to the Orlando Office of the Marshals Service Florida/Caribbean Regional Task Force.

Early Saturday morning, the Florida Regional Task Force set up surveillance outside the residence of the address provided by the Savannah office.  The task force members positively identified Cheuvront in the yard then he and a woman got into a Dodge Durango and left the residence.

The task force members conducted a traffic stop and arrested Cheuvront without incident.  He was taken to the Osceola County Jail to await extradition proceedings to send him back to Georgia.

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