Federal Prosecutors in Georgia Charge 31 with Drug Trafficking

Posted at 12:02 AM, Oct 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-06 23:24:41-04

MACON, Ga. (AP) - Federal prosecutors in Georgia have charged 31 people with drug trafficking, gun and money laundering offenses.

U.S. Attorney Michael Moore said Tuesday that federal, state and local law enforcement agencies worked together in an undercover operation called "Makon Money" to investigate a large-scale drug organization based in Macon.

Those charged live in Georgia, California and Texas and range in age from 24 to 49. The penalties for the charges in the case range from five years to life in prison without parole and fines of $250,000 to $10 million.

Prosecutors say federal agents seized large amounts of cocaine, marijuana and cash.