A middle-aged husband and wife team of drug dealers was arrested yesterday in conjunction with a stash found in a semi-trailer in Chatham County by the Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team (CNT) agents.
In the trailer belonging to Gregory Bohannon, 53, and Teresa Bohannan, 58, CNT agents discovered $20,000 in cash along with four kilos of coke of an estimated value of $1.2 million, as well as 600 pounds of marijuana.
Gene Harley, assistant deputy director of CNT, says a tip from local police put them on the trail of the Bohannons. After receiving the advice, the department worked around the clock for two days to put together the information which led to the bust.
Harley commented that “the best way to cripple organizations like this to hit them where it hurts – take their large shipments, their money and arrest top-level players.” Harley did not say at what level of the organization he thought the Bohannons might be but assured the public that CNT will continue with its investigation and more arrests will be forthcoming. “We knew the drugs were here locally,” he said. “It was almost playing an adult game of hide-and-seek.”
Traffickers have been using Savannah like a hub. Drugs pass through and find their way into the rest of the southeast. Drugs coming into the U.S. funnel up to Atlanta, then into Florida, Georgia and even South Carolina. In fact, CNT agents have seen more buyers from South Carolina, who buy up stashes then distribute the drugs through their own individual networks.
Overall, Harley was very pleased with the bust, knowing it prevented a huge amount of drugs from ending up on the streets to create havoc and heartbreak in Chatham and other local communities. “Thankfully we were able to get them off the streets.”
The success of the CNT was directly attributable to a tip they received from local law enforcement. You can help too, by reporting suspicious drug activity. To do so, contact the Florida Dept of Law Enforcement.
If you know anyone needing help with substance abuse issues contact: Florida Rehab & Recovery
Article Source: WTOC 11 News