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Man sought in Chatham drug bust believed to be in Hinesvlle
Eric Brown
Authorities say Eric Brown is living in the Hinesville area. Anyone with information on Brown is asked to contact the Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team at 912-652-3900 or CrimeStoppers at 912-234-2020, where callers can remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.

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.        

                                                              

 

 

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