16 indicted in Georgia on gun, drug trafficking charges

More than a dozen people involved in a drug trafficking operation based out of Milledgeville, Georgia, were indicted on various drug and gun-related charges, the Justice Department announced Wednesday.

The 51-count federal indictment, which was filed May 11, charged 16 people, all of who are in police custody.

The defendants are accused of conspiring to sell cocaine, methamphetamine, and heroin. A number of the defendants, some of who are convicted felons, were also charged with firearm offenses. Authorities referred to the operation as a “large-scale drug organization.” During the investigation, federal agents seized large amounts of cocaine base, methamphetamine, heroin, and cash.

Named in the indictment are as follows:

  • Delma Goddard, 34, aka “Big Hxmie”
  • Chad Delacy Freeman, 43, “Big Bone”, “Bone Loco”
  • Cynthia Bolston Smith, 68, aka “Cynt”
  • Alonzo Butts, 43
  • Demetrius Jamel Harden, 31, aka “Meat Dawg”
  • Deshawn Ransom, 22, aka “Nephew”
  • Eric Demetrius Veal, 44
  • Everette Hill, 50
  • Derrick Mosley, 37, aka “D. Mo”
  • Ishmawiyl Abdhal Davis, 33, aka “NY”, “New York”
  • Travis Glenn, 39, aka “T,TG”
  • Edward Antonio Brown, Jr., 40, aka “Plug”
  • Montavious Jermell Barnes, 21, aka “Coot”, “Koot”
  • Jevon Deshawn Clark, 34, aka “Dub”, “J. Dub”
  • Demale Hampton, 40, aka “Rab”, “Rabbit”
  • Demond Monterio Dennis, 32, aka “Double Deuce”

If convicted, depending on the individual and the charge, penalties range from 5 years to life in prison without the possibility of parole, in addition to fines ranging from $250,000 to $10 million.

The indictment and subsequent arrests came as the result of a long term investigation dubbed “Operation Gang Related.” The investigation was a corroborative effort between multiple local and federal agencies.

“Today’s arrests are the result of an extremely complex, long term investigation involving four federal and four local/state agencies working closely together,” said United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, G. F. “Pete” Peterman, III. “It is an outstanding example of what can be accomplished through multiple agencies working cooperatively toward a common goal.”

The defendants will have their initial appearance in the U.S. District Court in Macon.