Federal Indictment Issued Out of United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia in Major Methamphetamine Trafficking Case

“On December 22, 2014 numerous subjects were indicted in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia in regard to a large methamphetamine trafficking ring that involved individuals from Meriwether County, Georgia. Through the efforts of the many law enforcement agencies working together collaboratively we were able to arrest several major traffickers in methamphetamine as well as remove a large quantity of drugs off the streets. The investigation led to traffickers being taken down in Georgia as well as the State of Florida. Through our combined effort we were able to seize a total of 7 Kilos of Methamphetamine out of a search warrant execution on Kodiak Lane, Greenville, Georgia as well as a traffic stop conducted in Harris County, Georgia earlier this year. The investigation also led to seizures of residential property, currency, vehicles, four wheelers and motorcycles that were proceeds of the sale of the illegal narcotics. The investigation did not stop there and it led to additional arrest being made in the State of Florida.” Sheriff Smith said.

“The subjects listed were indicted in Federal Court related to this case investigation.” Sheriff Smith advised.

Harlan O. Jackson, Kodiak Lane, Greenville, Ga. – Charge Trafficking Methamphetamine.
Christopher Jackson, Kodiak Lane, Greenville, Ga. – Charge Trafficking Methamphetamine.
Tiffany Jackson, Kodiak Lane, Greenville, Ga. – Charge Trafficking Methamphetamine.
Leon Buchannan, Grantville, Ga. – Charge Trafficking Methamphetamine.
Jose Lopez, Crescent City, Florida – Charge Trafficking Methamphetamine.
Elmer Ochoa, Atlanta, Ga. – Charge Trafficking Methamphetamine and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony.

“These six offenders along with five additional offenders from Panama City, Florida were indicted related to this major case investigation. This investigation involved the Meriwether County Sheriff’s Office, Upson Regional Narcotics Task Force, Harris County Sheriff’s Office, Troup County Sheriff’s Office, West Point Police Department and the DEA. I wish to thank all of the participating law enforcement agencies in helping us in this effort to get these drugs off the streets and out of our communities.” Sheriff Smith stated.