FBI and local law enforcement shut down drug trafficking operation
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - The FBI and local law enforcement shut down a massive cocaine trafficking operation in Madison and Morgan Counties.
33 people are now off the streets and behind bars. Agents seized more than $468,000 in cash, at least 83 pounds of cocaine and several firearms.
The investigation lasted from January 2013 to March 2015. In all, 33 people are looking at conspiracy to distribution and possession of cocaine charges.
Most of them live in Huntsville and Decatur and a few suspects are related.
"19 of those indicted are from Decatur," said Decatur Police Chief Ed Taylor. "Without a doubt this operation, this successful operation, will have a significant impact on the drug community in Decatur."
If convicted, the suspects could spend 5 years to life in prison. Huntsville Police Chief, Mark McMurray says this case should be a warning to drug dealers.
"If you wanna continue this behavior in North Alabama of moving your drugs from city to city or between our counties just be on notice, you are being watched," said Chief McMurray. "We have networks out there and we do capture these people."
29 people are behind bars and agents are still searching for four others.
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