Four people have been arrested after authorities in two counties seized about $3.1 million worth of drugs in separate busts.
The first one occurred Wednesday in the 3800 block of High Falls Road in Griffin, the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office said.
About $1.5 million worth of cocaine and about $530,000 in cash were seized in that raid, Spalding sheriff’s Capt. Dwayne Jones said.
Sheriff’s officials, working with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, also took possession of four vehicles, a skid-steer loader and a cattle trailer at a 96-acre farm on Head Road.
“These items were found to be involved in the distribution of illegal narcotics,” Jones said.
Cupertino Mendoza and Iartina Alvizo Zapata were arrested and charged with trafficking cocaine, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine and possession of a vehicle with a false compartment, Jones said. They are being held in the Spalding County jail.
The second bust occurred about 8:45 p.m. Thursday when a Troup County sheriff’s sergeant stopped a tractor-trailer