A Savannah man reportedly living in the Hinesville area is wanted by the Chatham-Savannah Narcotics Team for his alleged role in what authorities are calling a “large drug operation” responsible for trafficking drugs in Chatham County.
Eric Brown, who is 5-feet, 11 inches and has short black hair and brown eyes, is one of seven people who were indicted Aug. 17 by a Chatham County grand jury after a year-long investigation involving CNT, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Southeast Georgia Violent Crime Task Force.
In all, 16 people face state or federal charges as a result of the investigation, which authorities claim showed them using semi-trailer trucks to bring drugs from Houston, Texas and Atlanta to Savannah.
A CNT press release said as many as 50 kilograms of cocaine and meth were transported, with street values ranging from $360,000 to $1.8 million a load. The drugs were taken to “trap houses” – usually residences – in Savannah for storage, according to the CNT. Searches at several homes allegedly uncovered powder and crack cocaine, meth and pot, along with a number of firearms and an undisclosed amount of currency.
Anyone with information about Brown is asked to call CNT at 912-652-3900 or CrimeStoppers at 912-234-2020, where callers can remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.