With the drugs delivered to his Lakeshore Drive home in Mableton, Pittman would then sell the cocaine to customers in Atlanta, South Carolina and Maryland, prosecutors said.
Pittman would allegedly bring cash to Puerto Rico — one time in a duffel bag containing $90,000 and other times by mailing U.S. Postal Service money orders.
What started as a money laundering investigation in 2012 eventually led to a series of wiretaps on cell phones of those involved in the drug ring, prosecutors said.
“These cocaine distributors sold poison to the community. We exploited their weaknesses and dismantled this once-thriving criminal network,” said Daniel R. Salter, the head of Drug Enforcement Administration in Atlanta.
The trio’s next scheduled court appearance is Oct. 11, according to federal court records.
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