20-month investigation leads to largest CNT bust - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

Three drug organizations dismantled after 20-month investigation

Posted: Updated:
23 kilograms of cocaine seized 23 kilograms of cocaine seized

The Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team held a press conference Monday to announce the completion of a 20-month long joint investigation resulting in the dismantling of three drug organizations operating throughout Georgia and South Carolina.

In March 2011, CNT in a working partnership with the Beaufort/Jasper Multi-Agency Drug Task Force and the Drug Enforcement Administration started investigating a drug organization operating in both Chatham County and Beaufort/Jasper. Numerous undercover purchases of cocaine were made by authorities over the next year.

By June 2012, authorities seized several pounds of marijuana and identified two additional drug organizations with most persons distributing controlled substances within Chatham County.

On July 3, 2012, CNT and DEA agents with the assistance of the Laurens Co. Sheriff's Department and Georgia State Patrol conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling on I-16. The stop resulted in the seizure of 23 kilograms of cocaine and $24,520 in cash. Three residential search warrants were executed in Chatham County immediately following the seizure. The residential search warrants resulted in the seizure of marijuana and $69,677 in cash.

During the month of August, five residential search warrants were executed throughout Georgia and South Carolina. The search warrants resulted in the seizure of cocaine, marijuana, guns and $47,965 in cash.

A total of 39 persons were indicted in the Superior Court of Chatham County on Nov. 28, 2012 on Conspiracy to Violate the Georgia Controlled Substance Act.

On Nov. 29, residential search warrants and 39 arrest warrants were executed throughout Georgia and South Carolina with the assistance of more than 14 law enforcement agencies including local, state and federal agencies. The sweep operation resulted in the arrest of most of the 39 suspects and the seizure of cocaine, marijuana, guns and $158,433 in cash.

The operation resulted in the following totals:

  • Persons Indicted: 39
  • Marijuana Seized: 10.9 pounds or 4,949.192 grams (Street Value up to: $48,832.00)
  • Cocaine Seized: 23.48 kilograms or 23,486.18 grams (Street value up to: $2,760,000.00)
  • Firearms: 10 (All firearms seized from convicted felons)
  • Money Seized: $312,769.00

The 23 kilograms of cocaine seized marks the highest in CNT history.

The following people have been indicted. According to authorities, some names have been purposely left off as they have not yet been arrested.


  1. Telly Savalas Riley, DOB 9/19/75
  2. Ernest Antonio Edwards, DOB 12/23/78
  3. Grilly Holloway Jr., DOB 10/29/79
  4. Rashawn Ahamd Stewart, DOB 12/22/81
  5. Stephen Patrick McCoy, DOB 5/29/75
  6. Jack Lee Brown, DOB 11/28/70
  7. Tarrus Davon Mosley, DOB 12/30/82
  8. Anthony Dether Aaron, DOB 11/1/77
  9. Percy June Anderson, DOB 3/20/77
  10. John Fripp Jr, DOB 12/1/79
  11. James Warren Wright, DOB 11/14/74
  12. Leonard Anthony Kennedy, DOB 9/5/76
  13. Harold Roberson, DOB 10/23/85
  14. Kimberly Monique Roberson, DOB 12/21/79
  15. Anthony Heyward/Jarvis KING, DOB 1/7/71

  16. Michael Jernard Singleton, DOB 8/6/83
  17. Dyshawn Jamel Beasley, DOB 8/13/78
  18. Leroy Chisholm, DOB 5/12/75
  19. Onikwa Taiwan Denmark, DOB 9/23/71
  20. Ron Bernard Allen, DOB 11/23/76
  21. Vincent Lonon Bryant, DOB 12/25/69
  22. McArthur Knight Jr, DOB 7/5/71
  23. Shanitera Latrell Dukes, DOB 7/2/78
  24. Naquana Shatera Fields, DOB 10/5/84
  25. Donald Eugene Fennell, DOB 2/8/84
  26. Ricardo Jermaine Crawford, DOB 6/24/71
  27. Eric Bernard Grimes, DOB: 9/10/75
  28. Marlena Mutee Golson, DOB 3/14/77
  29. Jawyann Porchai Pringle, DOB 2/1/83

  30. Ateician Quamain Norris, DOB 9/8/82
  31. Cory West, DOB 5/4/80
  32. Willie Lee Jones, DOB 2/12/82
  33. Joseph Lamar Medlock, DOB 4/10/83
  34. James Rudolph Askew, DOB 10/3/82
  35. Nathaniel Furlow, DOB 5/27/81
  36. Michael Lavon Bostick, DOB 12/7/79


Copyright 2012 WTOC. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow