Money seized in a dismantling of a drug trafficking network (CREDIT: Georgia Bureau of Investigation).

GBI: $9.5M drug trafficking network that reached Atlanta dismantled

A $9.5-million drug trafficking network has been dismantled, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said.

“Over the course of 10 months,” the GBI said, “authorities from multiple agencies brought down a multifaceted drug trafficking network with tentacles reaching south into Atlanta and north into South Carolina.”

About 200 local, state and federal officials were serving 20 search warrants and 27 arrest warrants for members and suppliers of Horace Mayfield’s drug trafficking organization, the GBI said Wednesday afternoon in a statement.

Mayfield’s drug trafficking organization operated in Stephens County and surrounding communities for many years, the GBI said.

Over the course of this investigation, the Mayfield Drug Trafficking Organization can be attributed to 72 kilograms of cocaine, 15 kilograms of methamphetamine and 50 pounds of marijuana with a total street value of $9.5 million dollars, the GBI said.

Although police made numerous arrests and seized evidence, the investigation continues and additional arrests are expected.

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