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Two in custody following large seizure of cocaine

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Robert Brown (Source: Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team) Robert Brown (Source: Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team)
Larry Hampton (Source: Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team) Larry Hampton (Source: Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team)
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Robert Brown, 39, of Savannah, and Larry Hampton, 34, of Rincon, are in custody following large seizures of cocaine during operations conducted by the Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team.

Earlier this month, CNT began an investigation into Brown after agents working in an undercover capacity received information that he was selling cocaine. On Jan. 25, Brown was arrested after selling a large sum of crack cocaine to undercover agents in the parking lot of an eastside Savannah business.

CNT seized powder and crack cocaine with a street value of up to $1,500, items commonly used in the sale of narcotics, and $980 in U.S. currency. Authorities also seized Brown's Lincoln LS vehicle.

Authorities charged Brown with numerous felonies including criminal attempt to sell a controlled substance (crack cocaine) and possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. The arrest marks Brown's third arrest by CNT and his 17th arrest in Chatham County.

In a separate investigation that also began earlier this month, CNT agents received information that Hampton, aka Dread, was selling crack cocaine at a residence located in the 1700 block of Whitaker St. in Savannah. Agents working undercover began purchasing cocaine from Hampton. On Jan. 18, agents conducted a search warrant at the Whitaker St. address where Hampton was found. The search warrant resulted in seizure of crack cocaine with a street value of up to $4,000, two firearms, and more than $7,000 in U.S. currency.

Hampton was charged with numerous felonies including trafficking cocaine and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The arrest marks Hampton's second arrest by CNT and his 11th arrest in Chatham County.

Both Brown and Hampton are being held in the Chatham Co. Detention Center.

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