Feds Unseal Indictments in Athens and Atlanta, Georgia in Safe Streets Drug Trafficking Investigation

 

Federal officials have charged 13 people in or near Athens as part of an ongoing investigation into alleged drug traffickers and violent offenders with ties to Metro Atlanta.

An FBI Safe Streets Gang Task Force oversaw the arrests.

This, according to a press release that the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Georgia published this month.

Federal officials executed search warrants in Athens and, according to the press release, charged the following individuals:

• Reginald Battle, Sr., 46, of Statham, is charged with one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine

• Quintavious Clark aka Tre Clark, 28, of Athens, is charged with one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and four counts of distribution of cocaine base and cocaine

• TaMichael Darden aka T-Mike, 40, of Athens, is charged with one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, three counts of distribution of cocaine base and one count of distribution of cocaine

• Mohamed Elnour, 33, of Atlanta, is charged with one count each of possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon

• Daquan Faust aka Cocaine, 29, of Athens, is charged with one count each of illegal possession of a machine gun and one count of possession of a stolen firearm

• Marqueze Johnson, 25, of Athens, is charged with one count of distribution of cocaine base

• Tevondous Kinney, 29, of Athens, is charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and two counts of distribution of cocaine base

• Corey Mitchell aka Murda, 37, of Athens, is charged with one count each of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and distribution of cocaine

• Hendrex Nicely aka Hen, 32, of Athens, is charged with two counts of distribution of heroin

• Danny Sims aka Danny Boy, 57, of Hull, Georgia, is charged with one count each of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and possession with intent to distribute cocaine base

• Miller Sutton, 64, of Winder, Georgia, is charged with one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine

• Darren Thrasher, 45, of Athens, is charged with three counts of distribution of cocaine base

• Gregory Wade, Sr., 53, of Athens, is charged with one count of distribution of crack cocaine and cocaine

Federal officials seized four firearms, 6.9 pounds of marijuana, three ounces of cocaine, 2.3 ounces of heroin and $6,491 during this month’s operation in Athens, bringing the total amount of items seized during the investigation in Athens and Metro Atlanta to the following street value estimates of illegal drugs listed:

• 60 firearms

• $1,036,172

• a land mine

• 13.22 kilograms of powder cocaine (Street Value: $412,000)

• 1.32 kilograms of fentanyl (Street Value: $150,000)

• 12.57 lbs. of crystal methamphetamine (Street Value: $84,000)

• 1.39 kilos of crack cocaine (Street Value: $71,750)

• 25.35 lbs. of marijuana (Street Value: $62,500)

• 11.25 ounces of heroin (Street Value: $28,125)

• 198 dosages of controlled pharmaceuticals (Street Value: ($2,970)

• 113 THC cartridges (Street Value: $2,260)

• 81 packets of THC edibles (Street Value: $405)

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Chris Butler is an investigative journalist at The Tennessee Star. Follow Chris on Facebook. Email tips to [email protected]

 

 

 

 

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