Twenty-three people were indicted by a federal grand jury after a two-year investigation.
They're charged in connection with conspiracy to distribute large amounts of marijuana, cocaine and crack cocaine. One of the defendants has also been charged with the possession of 23 kilograms of cocaine with the intent to distribute it.
The Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force conducted an investigation into drug trafficking in Savannah, Atlanta and other areas.
On Nov. 29, a search warrant was carried out in Pooler, Garden City, Savannah, Atlanta and Brunswick. Search warrants were also executed in South Carolina.
Agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Savannah Chatham Counter-Narcotics Team, Beaufort County South Carolina Sheriff's Department and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, among other agencies conducted the joint investigation.
Those arrested face a possible life sentence if convicted of the charges.
These defendants were arrested during the search:
Telly Savalas Riley, 37, of Crescent, Ga. aka Jack, KoJak
Grilly Holloway Jr., 33, of Savannah aka Cheese, Grill Cheese
Rashawn Ahamd Stewart, 31, of Savannah aka Black, Magic, Black Magic, Smokey, Spot
Steven Patrick McCoy, 37, of Savannah aka Patche, Scratch, Lil Pat, Project
Jack Lee Brown, 42, of Savannah aka Smooth
Anthony Dether Aaron, 35, of Savannah aka The Tire Doctor, Joe Jizzle, Jizzleasy
Leonard Anthony Kennedy, 36, Savannah aka Jamal Harris, Bernard Anthony Gramm
Jarvis King, 42, of South Carolina aka Jeezy, Anthony Jarvis King, Anthony Heyward, Timothy Monroe Hughes, Ghost
Chad Fitzgerald McCoy, 31, of Atlanta aka Feezy
Michael Jernard Singleton, 29, of Savannah aka Cheese
DyShawn Jamel Beasley, 34, of Savannah aka Aubrey Beasley
Leroy Chisholm, 37, of Savannah aka Fats
Ron Bernard Allen, 36, of Savannah aka Ron Low
Vincent Bryant, 43, of Savannah aka Vincent Lonon, Chill, Chilly
Ricardo Jamaine Crawford, 41, of Savannah aka Rico
Jawyanna Porchai Pringle, 29, of Savannah aka Jiggie
Joseph Lamar Medlock, 29, of South Carolina aka Poochie Medlock