BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- Seven Jacksonville residents are among the 21 arrested on federal drug charges following a multi-agency investigation.
United States Attorney Edward Tarver announced the charges, which allege a Brunswick-based conspiracy to distribute "large amounts" of cocaine and marijuana throughout the area.
Investigators have confiscated 17 kilograms of cocaine and 4 guns. Assets taken thus far are worth $318,000, according to police.
The following defendants all face 10 years to life in prison and fines of up to $4,000,000 if convicted of drug trafficking:
- Andrey Lamar James, 28
- Alberto R. Andujar, 34
- Joel Christopher Jordan, 41
- Damian Julian, 39
- Shanice Lashay Jackson, 22
- Rashuana Denay Battle, 23
- Jamie Latoya Scott, 23
- Brian Keith Glover, 36
- Dan Wendell Mangram, 37
- Oscar Ramon Woods, 34
- Ian Kyle Baker, 38
- George Edward Brennon, 46
- Reginald Leon Stevens, 34
- Jermaine Donte Hardee, 27
- Roderick D. Thomas, 22
- Xontavious Deotne Hawkins, 24
- Nikita Jamala Jones, 25
Also charged are:
- Benjamin Dunham, Jr., 43, from Darien, Georgia
- Dwight Allen Wilson, 54, from Tallahassee
- William Cortez Smith, 29, from Kingsland
- Bassil James Rhoden, 29, from Jamaica
Tarver added that some of the defendants face weapons charges as well.
The government is also claiming $1.5 million believed to have been earned by the defendants via drug trafficking.
According to the Glynn County Police Department, 17 of the 21 have already been arrested.
Rhoden, Mangram, Stevens and Smith remain at large.
The investigation was conducted by state, local and federal agencies.
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