8 Middle Georgians arrested on trafficking charges

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office has arrested eight Middle Georgians, accusing them of trafficking drugs and guns.

In a Thursday afternoon news conference, deputies displayed some of the seized materials, including 4 ounces of methamphetamine, about 6 ounces of marijuana, prescription narcotics, approximately $10,000 in cash, seven automobiles, a pontoon boat, two personal watercrafts, about 50 firearms, night vision goggles, a stolen all-terrain vehicle, a bulletproof vest and several homemade noise suppressors for firearms.

Charges for the eight individuals include trafficking methamphetamine, conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine, conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and conspiracy to possess methamphetamine.

The suspects also may be charged with trafficking firearms after the investigation is complete, officials said

“There are many things distressing about this case,” Bibb County Sheriff Jerry Modena said at the news conference.

Investigators believe Jason Allan Robertson, 32, led the organization that Lt. Chris Patterson said distributed drugs throughout Bibb and Houston counties.

Robertson is charged with trafficking Schedule II drugs and is being held in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center, according to the LEC Web site.

Sgt. Mike Jones, lead investigator, said the ring may have had a source in “the Atlanta area” who was selling them drugs.

Law enforcement officials are looking for that individual, Jones said.

Many of the confiscated materials were obtained while serving a no-knock warrant at Robertson’s house at 9765 Cora Place. Robertson was arrested Aug. 14.

During Thursday’s news conference, Modena emphasized the seriousness of the operation.

This was “not a mom-and-pop organization,” he said.

Also arrested were Michael Anthony Boselie, of Bonaire; Anthony Eugene Britt, of Macon; Billy Michael Smith, of Macon; Ricky James Yasutake, of Macon; Joshua Duane Oglesby, of Warner Robins; Charles William Farrow II, of Warner Robins; and Cassandra Searan Britt, of Macon.

To contact writer Eric Newcomer, call 744-4494.