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Over 30 people indicted in massive South Georgia drug trafficking scheme

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WARE CO., GA (WTOC) -

Thirty-six residents of Georgia, Florida and California  have been charged with conspiring to traffic large amounts of drugs -methamphetamine, cocaine and others - in South Georgia counties.

The indictments came after a joint federal and state investigation into violent gang and drug trafficking activities in Ware, Pierce and Glynn counties.

The 36 defendants charged are:

  • CEDRIC L. KING (37, Waycross, GA),
  • CARLOS RUELAS (35, Bakersfield, CA),
  • GIOVANNI ESQUIVEL (36, Bakersfield, CA),
  • TERRACA PARKER (24, Jacksonville, FL),
  • MARKEY PITTMAN (28, Jacksonville, FL),
  • PAUL DIXON (45, Waycross, GA),
  • BEN DUKES (80, Waycross, GA),
  • CALVIN IVEY (61, Waycross, GA),
  • JOHN HOWARD (54, Waycross, GA),
  • TARENCE WASHINGTON (40, Waycross, GA),
  • QUANSHARD DUKES (27, Waycross/Brunswick, GA),
  • SHAMPOIRE ORANGE (35, Waycross, GA),
  • WILBUR HIGHTOWER (38, Waycross, GA),
  • ISHMIL STRICKLAND (26, Blackshear, GA),
  • STEFAN WILLIAMS (33, Waycross, GA)
  • MYRON BOLDEN (36, Waycross/Homerville, GA),
  • COREY RIGGS (32, Waycross, GA),
  • ELMO ROBINSON (33, Waycross, GA),
  • ESQUADRICK WILLIAMS, (35, Waycross, GA),
  • LASHADRE SMITH (26, Waycross, GA),
  • JASON COOPER (24, Waycross, GA),
  • ANTWAN CLARK, (32, Waycross, GA),
  • DUSTIN STEEDLEY (31, Waycross, GA),
  • TYLER COUNCIL (22, Blackshear, GA),
  • CHRISTOPHER WELLS (29, Alma, GA),
  • PHILLIP JOHNSON (25, Waycross, GA),
  • CLARENCE KELLY (29, Waycross, GA),
  • RANDY HAWKINS (45, Waycross, GA),
  • JOSHUA BEVERLY (28, Blackshear, GA),
  • ALVERTIS GEDDIS (27, Waycross, GA),
  • JA’LYN KINCEY (22, Waycross, GA),
  • JERONE MARTIN (26, Waycross, GA),
  • ZYTREVIS ROBINSON (27, Waycross, GA),
  • IKEYA JONES (21, Waycross, GA),
  • LAKENDRA NORTON (28, Waycross, GA),
  • TANYA JOHNSON (29, Blackshear, GA).

The one-year undercover investigation was led by the FBI, the Waycross Police Department and the Ware County Sheriff’s Office. The Glynn County Police Department, the Brunswick Police Department, the Blackshear Police Department, the U. S. Marshal Service, the U. S. Probation Office and the Georgia Department of Community Supervision also assisted.

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