11 Charged with Drug Trafficking in Laurens Co.

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Updated: Fri, 30 Aug 2013 03:47:42 EST

Eleven people were arrested and seven residences raided in a drug bust on Aug. 23 conducted by the Laurens County Sheriff's Office, the Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Marshal's Service and the Georgia Department of Corrections.

The raids were directed at residences within the city of Dublin and in rural Laurens County. The effort resulted in seizure of about a kilo of cocaine, impounding 10 vehicles the seizure of several firearms and about $14,000 in cash.

Laurens County Sheriff Bill Harrell said the joint local-federal investigation is ongoing and additional arrests are anticipated.

Harrell said the investigation into the alleged drug trafficking network began more than two years ago as deputies assigned to the sheriff’s drug unit learned of a significant drug organization operating in the Dublin area.

Those arrested are:

Christopher Derrick Duty, 34, of Dublin, charged with trafficking cocaine;

Verdell Goins Jr., 43, of Baltimore, MD, charged with trafficking cocaine;

Michael Derrick Goins, 42, of Miami, FL, charged with trafficking cocaine;

Andre Colita Wright, 38, of Dublin, charged with trafficking cocaine;

Anatay S Kyler, 34, of Dublin, charged with trafficking cocaine;

Jerome Kellam, 36, of Dublin, charged with trafficking cocaine;

Talvin Jolani Watkins, 18, of Dublin, charged with trafficking cocaine;

Mario Maddox, 25, of Dublin, charged with trafficking cocaine;

Deasia Spikes, 17, of Dublin, charged with trafficking cocaine;

Amy Linton, 30, of Dublin, charged with trafficking cocaine;

Willie Jones, 26, of Dublin, charged with conspiracy to traffic cocaine;

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