2 indicted after 46 pounds of cocaine imported through Georgia port

Credit: Joe Raedle

Credit: Joe Raedle

Two men have been indicted after federal authorities said they imported more than 46 pounds of cocaine through the Port of Savannah.

Jimmy Alexander Pujols, 35, and Fausto Mendez Ramos, 40, have been in custody since June, when multiple agencies, including the Drug Enforcement Administration, seized packages containing 21.3 kilos of cocaine while serving a federal search warrant at an Augusta warehouse, U.S. Attorney Bobby L. Christine said in a news release.

A shipping container that came from the Port of Savannah was inside the warehouse, according to officials.

The four-count indictment, announced Thursday, charges Pujols and Ramos with conspiracy to import a controlled substance, conspiracy with intent to distribute and to distribute a controlled substance, importation of a controlled substance and possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.

Conviction on the charges carries a sentence of 10 years to life in prison, Christine said.