Authorities have charged 22 people in connection with a Laurens County methamphetamine distribution investigation.
After launching the probe last September, deputies uncovered evidence linking the network to methamphetamine crimes across Georgia, according to a release from the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies and agents from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration conducted surveillance and made a series of controlled drug purchases. Six Laurens County homes were searched July 2 and July 3.
Authorities also intercepted about 2 pounds of methamphetamine as it was delivered to Laurens County. In total, the street value of methamphetamine seized was estimated at more than $70,000.
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Eleven vehicles and more than $17,000 also has been seized.
Sheriff Bill Harrell has instructed deputies to continue “their unrelenting pursuit of meth violators” in the county, according to the release.
Anyone with information about illegal drugs is asked to call deputies at 478-272-1522 or the drug hotline at 478-272-8990.
To contact writer Amy Leigh Womack, call 744-4398.