SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - One person is in custody following the seizure of a large amount of drugs and weapons by the Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team.
CNT and Savannah Police served a search warrant at a home on West 55th Street on the night of Friday, June 1. It resulted in the seizure of approximately nine ounces of powder and crack cocaine (quarter kilo), two ounces of heroin, marijuana, and items commonly associated with the distribution of controlled substances. Officials also seized three firearms, $3,000 in U.S. counterfeit money, and more than $11,000 in U.S. currency.
Agents arrested the target of the investigation, 47-year-old Darrell Phillips of Savannah. He was charged with multiple felony drug and weapon charges to include trafficking cocaine, trafficking heroin, possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. Phillips is a felon who was previously convicted of armed robbery.
The investigation is ongoing and CNT says additional arrests are expected. The seized drugs have an estimated street value of up to $70,000.
In a separate investigation, on Sunday, June 3, CNT and Chatham County Police executed a search warrant at a home on Bond Avenue. It resulted in the seizure of approximately 13 ounces of crystal meth, two ounces of heroin, multiple pounds of marijuana, and various forms of prescription medication - all opiate-based. Five firearms with one of the firearms returning stolen were seized. Three vehicles were seized as well. The operation was the result of a collaborative effort between CNT and CCPD. The investigation is ongoing and future arrests are expected.
The seized narcotics have an estimated street value of up to $53,000.