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Details on massive drug bust to be released

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CHATHAM CO., GA (WTOC) -

A news conference is scheduled for Monday morning about a drug investigation that resulted in the seizure of more than $1 million in cocaine, the largest such bust in the history of the Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team.

The bust was the result of a 20-month investigation that involved three drug groups with most members distributing drugs within Chatham County, according to CNT.

The probe began in March 2011 and involved the CNT, Beaufort-Jasper Multi-Jurisdiction Drug Task Force and Drug Enforcement Administration's Savannah Office on the drug organizations operating in Georgia and South Carolina. 

Marijuana and other controlled substances, more than $200,000 in cash and several firearms were seized in the bust, according to the CNT. 

Criminal indictments were brought against more than 35 people, more than 15 search warrants were carried out in homes in Georgia and South Carolina. All three drug groups were dismantled, according to the CNT.

The news conference is scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday.

The Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team and representatives from the Savannah Office of the DEA, Laurens County Sheriff's Office, McIntosh County Sheriff's Office, Darien Police Dept. and the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office are hosting the news conference.  

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