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31 pounds of marijuana seized in CNT bust

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Top: Butler Jr., Bimber, Disilvestro, Bottom: Oliver, Crecy, Hodges Top: Butler Jr., Bimber, Disilvestro, Bottom: Oliver, Crecy, Hodges
CHATHAM CO., GA (WTOC) -

Six people were arrested following the seizure of a large amount of marijuana and weapons by the Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team.

For the past two weeks, CNT has been investigating suspected drug activity at two Chatham County residences. CNT believed they were connected in the illegal distribution of drug sales.

Undercover agents began looking into 545 E Harris St. in Savannah and identified Christopher Disilvestro, 22, as their primary suspect. Agents also identified Benton Oliver, 22, Mason Crecy, 20, and Loyd Hodges, 17, as additional persons of interest. Agents also began investigating 3312 Falligant Ave. in Thunderbolt. They identified Wendell Butler Jr., 35, and Lisa Bimber, 32, as the primary suspects in connection with the Falligant Avenue address.

CNT executed a search warrant at Disilvestro's residence at about 9 p.m. Wednesday night. That search resulted in the seizure of an estimated 3 pounds of marijuana and more than $4,000 in cash, according to the CNT.

A search of a Falligant Avenue home shortly after 3:30 a.m. Thursday, resulted in the seizure of an estimated 28 pounds of marijuana, four guns and more than $4,000 in cash, according to CNT.

Crecy was charged with possession of marijuana. Disilvestro, Oliver and Hodges were all charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute in addition to other felony related drug charges. Butler Jr. and Bimber were charged with trafficking marijuana and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime in addition to other felony related charges. They were all taken to the Chatham County Detention Center.

Three vehicles were also seized. According to authorities, the seized marijuana has an estimated street value of more than $100,000.

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