The Chatham-Savanah Counter Narcotics Team arrested several people Tuesday following a warrant sweep operation on a suspected methamphetamine ring.
CNT arrested 35-year-old Anthony “Eddie” Hensley of Savannah at his residence located in the 300 block of Beaufort Road. CNT also arrested 24-year-old Bryan Bignault of Garden City. After Bignault was not located at his Garden City residence, CNT found him at a residence in Port Wentworth. CNT agents, with the assistance of the Port Wentworth Police Department, took Bignault into custody after a brief standoff. Both Hensley and Bignault are being held in the Chatham County Detention Center and are expected to be arraigned sometime Wednesday.
On Aug. 26, CNT arrested 42-year-old Raymond “DJ Ray” Gutierrez and 45-year-old Amy Hoffman, both of Richmond Hill. CNT searched two residences in Richmond Hill and seized an undisclosed amount of crystal methamphetamine, items commonly associated with the use and distribution of controlled substances, and approximately $1,000. Hoffman remains in the Bryan County Detention Center after being denied bond following an arraignment hearing. Hoffman was on parole for a methamphetamine-related conviction at the time of CNT’s arrest. Gutierrez was taken to CCDC where he remains after being denied bond at his arraignment hearing. Today, CNT filed additional charges against Gutierrez in connection to this investigation.
CNT began its investigation into the group after receiving information people were selling meth in both Chatham and Bryan Counties. During the four-month investigation, undercover agents purchased crystal methamphetamine from several members of the group.
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