Task force nets drugs and $275K

Fri, 06/08/2007 - 12:42pm
By: Ben Nelms

Not bad for a night’s work. Fayette Sheriff’s Drug Task Force, FBI and DEA agents pulled a drug reverse June 6 at Fayette Pavilion, seizing approximately $275,000 in cash, approximately one pound of “ice” (methamphetamine) and arresting six Mexican nationals living in Norcross.

The six men came to Fayette County expecting to purchase 15 kilograms of cocaine and to have another 28 kilograms fronted to them, according to task force Capt. Mike Pruitt.

The men were connected to a Mexican drug cartel, mistakenly believing that undercover agents were part of a “cell” linked to the cartel’s international drug operation.

Arriving in Fayetteville in three vehicles, including two with traps containing the ice and cash, the six men arrested were charged with criminal intent to traffic in cocaine and trafficking in methamphetamine.

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Submitted by Byteme on Fri, 06/08/2007 - 1:30pm.

Isn't the term Mexican Nationals the Nice way of saying Illegal Immigrants??? Either way, I'm glad Fayette County busted these scumbags.

Now, can we just get some ol' fashioned public hangings going on again???

Start with these useless six, then move on the scumbag that murdered Kelsey Smith, then all of the local sex offenders, and other useless scumbags that sell drugs, murder etc...

Congrats to all the police involved.

Thank You!!!

Submitted by dollaradayandfound on Sat, 06/09/2007 - 7:15pm.

Don't you understand? the Companies who want the low cost labor furnish most of the money for republican campaigns--and especially here in Georgia. Why do you think Chambliss and the other guy wanted this stupid bill?
I'm not against the labor coming in but they must go home and come back registered--and while they are home we hunt down those who aren't working (due to us putting a few executives in jail for hiring them)and jail those.

Submitted by spare-ribs on Fri, 06/08/2007 - 1:52pm.

Its a shame the big box stores put Travis Hardware out of business, he carried a large selection of rope that the good people of Fayetteville could have just walked across the street got the rope and walked back to those beautiful old oak trees around the court house......

Submitted by dollaradayandfound on Mon, 06/11/2007 - 4:53am.

I'm not sure what you mean by buying rope and walking to the court-house oak trees with the rope!
Most people in those old days actually carried about 25-30 feet of 3/4 inch rope with a pre-tied 13-loop knot in their trunk in case it was needed in a hurry.
New shipments of hemp rope came in by train every month---here and in Alabama and Mississippi.
Huge, heavy chain was also poplar at those old country hardwares. Many suicides were discovered in the Chattahooche, Flint and other rivers with 3-4 hundred pounds of suicide chain around them and locked. It could be salvaged by the coroner.

Submitted by Arf on Fri, 06/08/2007 - 12:59pm.

Good work Fayette Sheriffs. If we can stop the flow of drugs into Fayette County, we just might reverse or prevent a lot of the other problems that we've encountered lately. Don't come to Fayette if you can't behave or are up to no good. Thanks again for a job well done.

Submitted by dollaradayandfound on Mon, 06/11/2007 - 6:30am.

If you wait for the county cops to discover and catch Norcross sellers of drugs in this county, without being told to come on along and help with the arrest, then you won't see any arrests.
The feds don't have the authority in many cases without the locals stringing along.
The locals simply do not have the resources to know much about it.
And, they are kept pretty busy with northern robbers.
Let us give credit where credit is due.

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