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Drug Trafficking Sting Captures Locals

Drug Trafficking Sting  Captures Locals
Jaquan Collier
Drug Trafficking Sting  Captures Locals
Jaquan Collier

Nine local individuals have been arrested and charged in a 55-count drug trafficking indictment by the U.S. District Court. According to officials, the U.S. District Attorney’s office in the Southeast District of Georgia issued the indictment following an investigation by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces. This investigation came as a response to the discovery of several drug trafficking activities in Toombs and Laurens Counties. The 55 charges are primarily for Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine and Heroin, with some additional continued from page

charges for illicit use and possession of firearms, as 16 guns were seized in the raid. These indictments are spread among 18 individuals, nine of which are from Montgomery and Toombs Counties. Those arrested include Jaquan Collier, 24, of Vidalia, who worked at the Toombs County Detention Center until his arrest. Others captured include: Jermaine Maurice Brown, 46, of Vidalia John Taylor Jackson, 35, of Vidalia Brittany Nicole Cook, 33, of Lyons Joshua Brown, 22, of


Cordell Stallings, 55, of Lyons Joshua James Carlo, 55, of Uvalda Willie Brown, 52, of


Antone Victoria, 43, of

Vidalia Toombs County Sheriff’s Office Captain Jordan Kight commented on the bust, sharing his gratitude that the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Oconee Drug Task Force, #The-JusticeDept, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Laurens County Sheriff’s Office, and Vidalia Police Department had assisted in the effort.

“Drugs are our leading cause of crime in Toombs County. It is imperative that the Toombs County Sheriff’s Office has and will continue to partner with local, state, and federal law enforcement to combat the illicit drug distribution in our county,” he emphasized.

Those charged will now enter the federal court system, as they wait to issue their official pleas and the scheduling of trials begins.

Joshua Brown

Willie Brown

Antone Victoria

Jermaine Brown

Joshua Carlo

Brittany Cook

Cordell Stallings

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