VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL) — Several members of a 'white-supremacist gang' have been arrested in Lowndes County after reports of an assault led them to seize large amounts of methamphetamine.
After receiving a report of domestic violence related to an aggravated assault, the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office, along with members of the F.B.I. Gang Task Force, began their week-long investigation.
The investigation was centered around members and associated of the "Ghost Face Gangsters." Investigators said the gang originated from Georgia's prison system and is known as a "white-supremacist gang."
The victim in the assault reported being beaten and choked by a member of the gang, which was reported to have happened at a Lowndes County address.
Eventually, investigators said they located the alleged offender and Ghost Face Gangsters member, Justin Lowe, at a Sandpiper Drive home along with Jeremy Terry, another self-identified member of the gang.
Lowe was arrested for being a felon in possession of a firearm after deputies said a revolver was found hidden in the walls of the home.
An investigation into the two men revealed that Ghost Face Gangsters members were actively involved in methamphetamine distribution and the introduction of contraband into the Georgia prison system.
Authorities were able to identify Gary Kyle Turner, another Ghost Face member, and Tia Folsom, as the sources of supply for meth.
Deputies said the drugs originated out of Colquitt County, leading LCSO to reach out to authorities in the area.
Further investigation then led authorities to serve a search warrant at a Pine Mill Drive home, deputies said.
There, they found drugs, a suspected incendiary grenade, blood evidence suspected to be from the reported assault, and evidence related to suspected fraud.
Another search of a home on Main Street in the Clyattville area, lead investigators to seize drugs and money as well as further establish the Ghost Face connection to the area.
The next day, investigators returned to the Sandpiper Drive neighborhood, where they found Terry and an associate, Stevie Mercer, and arrested the two for meth.
Investigators, now working with investigators in Colquitt County, learned that Turner was wanted by Alabama law enforcement for an aggravated assault related charge, stemming from a shooting.
Thanks to the arrests at the Sandpiper Drive neighborhood, Turner and Folsom were found at a Valdosta motel and arrested, after being found in possession of approximately 10 ounces of meth along with a gun.
"This arrest identified a suspect in Colquitt County as the source of supply of the methamphetamine, and this information was shared with law enforcement officers in Moultrie to further their case against the trafficker," LCSO wrote in the release sent Monday.
Later searches of homes in Colquitt County also allowed investigators to seize approximately six kilograms of meth.
LCSO said more arrests related to the gang and their associates are expected.
The cases will also be will be presented to the United States Attorney's Office for consideration of federal charges.