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3 cocaine traffickers arrested in Lowndes County

The three arrests are part of an ongoing investigation that started in 2017.
Posted at 3:51 PM, Feb 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-25 15:51:14-05

LOWNDES COUNTY, Ga. (WTXL) — Three men have been arrested after deputies discovered they were distributing multiple kilograms of cocaine through Valdosta.

Kendrick Bradley, Hector Gonzalez Becerra, and Isaac Gonzalez Becerra have been arrested by the Lowndes County Sheriff's office.

Deputies say the three arrests are part of an ongoing investigation targeting local drug distributors that started in 2017.

"The investigation has since lead to the arrest of numerous associates of the local organization, and interviews with witnesses have aided in focusing the investigation into Bradley and others," deputies said.

In December 2018, officials say Bradley was identified as a major supplier of cocaine to people in the Valdosta area. Through investigation, authorities learned that Bradley was getting the drugs from Texas.

In early February of 2019, Bradley was arrested for cocaine charges by the Division. Continued surveillance, and the use of cooperating sources revealed that Bradley was continuing his operation of drug distribution.

On Thursday, Feb. 21, LCSO's Special Operations Division received information from a cooperating source about Bradley which lead them to search a home on Greenlee Street in Valdosta.

During that search, investigators recovered three kilograms of cocaine, along with a quantity of cocaine that had been turned into crack cocaine.

Investigators also identified Hector Becerra as the supplier of the cocaine and issued warrants for his arrest.

On Saturday, Feb. 23, Hector Becerra and Isaac Becerra were found and taken into custody, thanks to tips from citizens. The two were then taken to the Sheriff’s Office for questioning.

A vehicle believed to be associated with the suspects was impounded and a search of the car was conducted, revealing three more kilograms of cocaine and a loaded gun.

Deputies say multiple interviews were conducted with the suspects as well as witnesses, and citizens.

As a result of the investigation, authorities have identified Bradley's associates and his suppliers, as well as those that have provided financial support and those who were supposed to receive the cocaine.

Deputies say they are continuing to investigate the group of suspected drug traffickers.