SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - An investigation into drug trafficking at a Savannah seafood restaurant has expanded.
Seven people are now facing federal charges, including the owner of the business.
The Southern District of Georgia unsealed indictments this week. Five of them were arrested in August in Savannah, and now two new suspects face charges. One lives in Metter and the other is from California.
Trinh Kapu, who owns The Original Nancy’s Seafood, is charged with drug trafficking and money laundering. Three members of her family and three others are facing similar charges.
Police say Kapu and others used the restaurant to take in large amounts of pot and THC vape pens and then repackaged it and sold it. Law enforcement says the drugs made it as far as Bulloch County.
The charges carry up to 20 years in federal prison.
The DEA, Chatham Counter-Narcotics Team and Bulloch County Deputies are still investigating.