Drug agents believe they’ve broken up one of the largest drug rings in the area — the Lenox Park Cartel, according to Channel 2 Action News.
A grand jury indicted 12 people on federal drug charges. They are calling the ring out of Hall County the “Lenox Park Cartel” because virtually every single one of the people arrested lived in the Lenox Park subdivision or knew people who did, the station reported.
Agents told Channel 2 they think the group is responsible for distributing nearly 9,000 pounds of methamphetamine throughout north Georgia.
Police photos taken during the initial raids in September show tubs of methamphetamine, packets of marijuana and a lot of guns that were seized by agents.
They arrested 12 people on serious state drug charges and, a month later, arrested them again on federal drug charges.
The agents seized more than $800,000 in methamphetamine, $20,000 in cocaine and $12,000 in marijuana, according to Channel 2.
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