Five individuals have been arrested on drug charges in Effingham County.
The Effingham County Sheriff’s Office and the Rincon Police Department conducted simultaneous searches at two different residences on Thursday. During the search, thousands of dollars in illegal drugs were seized as well as firearms, money, vehicles and other drug related items.
The five individuals arrested were Michael Benjamin, of Rincon, Keith Fehnel, of Rincon, Stefanie Barnes, of Rincon, Pernell Ross of Guyton and Janine Eisenburg of Guyton.
Each individual faces multiple charges including trafficking cocaine, trafficking methamphetamine, trafficking prescription medication and other drug related charges.
Benjamin faces additional charges of possessing a stolen firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.