Atlanta-to-Augusta drug pipeline interrupted

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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) — “Operation Snowfall,” the name of the investigation because of the number of drugs and cocaine seized. During the investigation, federal agents and sheriff’s office investigators seized more than, $500,000 in cash, more than two kilos of cocaine, 32 grams of crack cocaine, more than nine pounds of marijuana, and 33 guns.

“These individuals actively sold drugs in Richmond County,” explained Sheriff Richard Roundtree. “That’s 33 individuals and others that we sent the message out; that we are getting quite good at these operations, and we are going to continue them.”

The indictments come from a two-year investigation. The sheriff says they got a tip about drug-related activities happening in a South Augusta location.

“Of these 33 individuals, three of them were actively involved in homicides in Richmond County from 2017 to 2019,” explained Roundtree. “So you don’t just have the drugs; you have the drugs, guns, and murder.”

Sheriff Roundtree says it started with Terrance Freeman, then continued with members of his family. The sheriff says the suspects were delivering cocaine from Atlanta to several locations throughout this region.

“In this case you had one individual recruited his sons, brothers, and cousins,” said Roundtree. “It’s a criminal enterprise you see in the movies.”

Eight people have been charged so far. If convicted, they could face fines and 20 years to life in prison.

“The average citizen can tell when something is out of character because of the kind of traffic that goes in and out of place; or in and out of a neighborhood,” explained Leroy Green.

Green says this is a perfect example of, if you see something, say something.

“It’s time for the local authorities to not so much focus on these street dealers, as opposed to the ones who are dealing weight,” said Green.

Sheriff Roundtree adds Operation Snowfall is still ongoing. There are nine suspects that are identified and still at large. Count on NewsChannel 6 to keep you updated on this developing story.


Original Article: AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – A drug distribution network was the target of a two-year joint investigation by the DEA and Richmond County Sheriff’s Office. The investigation uncovered a cocaine delivery chain crisscrossing Atlanta and Augusta.

Tuesday, U.S. Attorney Bobby L. Christine, representing the Southern District of Georgia,  delivered a slew of indictments alongside Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree.

Eight people, including a father and two of his sons, are facing federal charges for conspiracy to distribute cocaine.

The United States Department of Justice stressed that these indictments contain only charges and that the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

  • Terrance Quain Freeman, 48, of Augusta, faces multiple charges. If convicted of the conspiracy and additional charges, he faces a sentence of up to life in prison. His two sons follow.
  • Tyquain Freeman, 27, of Augusta, faces multiple charges. If convicted, he faces a sentence of up to 40 years in prison.
  • Quieton Freeman, 20, of Augusta, faces multiple charges, including possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. This is in addition to the conspiracy charge. If convicted, he faces a sentence of up to 25 years in prison. 
  • Mario Hubbard, 43, of Atlanta, faces multiple charges. If convicted, he faces a sentence of up to life in prison.
  • Timothy Jeremy Myers, 31, of Augusta, faces multiple charges. If convicted, he faces a sentence of up to life in prison.
  • Timothy Dale Reid, 51, of Augusta, faces multiple charges, including possession of a firearm by a stolen firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. This is in addition to the criminal conspiracy charge. If convicted, he faces a sentence of up to life in prison.
  • Willie Antonio Bass, 35, of Augusta, faces multiple charges, including possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Again, this is in addition to the conspiracy charge. If convicted, he faces a sentence of up to 40 years in prison.
  • Christopher Chin, 34, of Augusta, faces multiple charges, including possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute and conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine. If convicted, he faces a sentence of up to 20 years in prison.

If convicted, the suspects that face charges from separate state indictments will be subject to fines and serve supervised release after completion of prison sentences. The following suspects are listed below along with their mugshots.

  • Marvin Hikeem Griffin, 30, of Augusta, faces charges on two counts of Illegal Use of Communications Facility.
  • Willie Lawrence Wimbley, 42, of Augusta, faces charges of trafficking Heroine and Cocaine. He also faces charges of marijuana possession and intent to distribute, and one count of illegal use of communications facility.
  • Terrell Maurice Myers,31, of Augusta, faces charges on Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute and Possession of a Firearm during a Crime. He is also charged with the use of an article with an altered identification mark, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and one count of illegal use of communications facility.
  • Dana Dione Myers, 49,of Augusta, is charged with  Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute, and Possession of a Firearm during a Crime. Myers is also charged with the Use of an Article with an Altered Identification Mark, and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.
  • Alonzo Walters, 51, of Augusta, is charged with Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute, Possession of a Firearm during a Crime, and the Use of an Article with an Altered Identification Mark. Walters is also charged with the Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.
  • Bobby Lewis Jenkins,31, of Augusta, is charged with one count of Illegal Use of Communications Facility.
  • Jamie Anderson, 28, of Augusta, is charged with one count of Illegal Use of Communications Facility.
  • Juan Holliman, 42, of Augusta, is charged with one count of Illegal Use of Communications Facility.
  • Joshua McDaniel, 24, of Augusta, is charged with one count of Illegal Use of Communications Facility.
  • Christian Walker,50, of Augusta, is charged with one count of Illegal Use of Communications Facility
  • Michael Daggett,38, of Augusta, is charged with three counts of Illegal Use of Communications Facility.
  • Joseph L. Turner,32, of Augusta, is charged with one count of Illegal Use of Communications Facility.
  • Cornice Roberts Lee,53, of Augusta, is charged with six counts of Computer Invasion of Privacy.

“This investigation is a great example of inter-agency cooperation supported by the latest technology,” said U.S. Attorney Christine.

Fourteen other individuals revealed in the unsealing of indictments Tuesday face separate state charges.

  • Albert Myers,73 of Augusta – Trafficking Cocaine, Possession of Cocaine WID, Possession of Firearm or Knife during Crime and Possession of Marijuana (Misd)
  • Victor Scott,54 of Augusta – Possession of Illegal Weapon
  • Allen Parrish,29 of Augusta- Possession of Marijuana (Misd);
  • Daria Greenwood,  20 of Fairburn, GA- Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, Possession of a Firearm or Knife during Crime and Possession of Alprazolam
  • Ricky Bennett, 58 of Augusta – Possession of Marijuana (Misd) and Possession of Cocaine
  • Grady Pollard, 56 of Augusta – Possession of Marijuana (Misd)
  • Joseph Parks, 38 of Willingston, SC – Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon and Possession of Firearm or Knife during Crime
  • Darren Simpson, 31 of Augusta – Trafficking Cocaine, Possession of Marijuana (Misd) and Obstruction of Law Enforcement Officer (Misd)
  • Nikoshebba Carmichael, 33 of Augusta – Trafficking Cocaine and Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute
  • Allison Jenkins, 50 of Augusta – Trafficking Cocaine, Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Firearm or Knife during Crime and Possession of Marijuana (Misd)
  • LaSheena Kitchens, 31 of Augusta – Trafficking Cocaine, Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Firearm or Knife during Crime and Possession of MDMA
  • Ellis Carter, 42 of Rome, GA – Trafficking Cocaine and Possession, Manufacture, Distribution or Sale of Controlled Substance or Marijuana
  • Tavares Freeman Jr., 19 of Augusta, GA – Charges pending
  • Kenneth Ladler, 54 of Stone Mountain, GA – Charges pending

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