FBI hunts for ‘armed and dangerous’ suspects tied to criminal street gang investigation

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents in Atlanta are looking for several people wanted for drug trafficking. As reported, these alleged drug traffickers “should be considered armed and dangerous.” Eight people, according to the FBI, are the subject of the intriguingly-named Operation Ghost Busted investigation. Fox 5 Atlanta disclosed that the operation has led to the arrests and indictments Wednesday against more than 100 people charged, who have been charged with “gun and drug crimes in three U.S. states.”

The names of the suspects have been disclosed by the FBI: Ashley Deen, Samantha S. Russell, Michael A. Provenzano, Tonya C. Cox, David D. Young, Jimmy A. Reynolds, Juan C. Everette and Christopher J. Thompson. These people are wanted in connection to what the FBI has characterized as “a drug trafficking conspiracy tied to a criminal organization called Ghost Face Gangsters.”

As many as 76 people have been charged by law enforcement with involvement in what authorities called a gang-related network that distributed methamphetamine, fentanyl and other illegal drugs. A Georgia prison guard is among those “accused of assisting with drug dealing among inmates.” The Fox 5 report elaborated, adding that the actions of “two men charged with selling fentanyl and methamphetamine have resulted in three overdose deaths.”

U.S. Attorney David Estes of the Southern District of Georgia articulated what may be considered to be the obvious: “Make no mistake, illegal distribution of illegal drugs is not a victimless crime.” Estes said the three who died “bear silent witness to the toll of these illegal drugs flowing into our communities.”

The report asserted that “caution” should be exercised. For those individuals who remain at large after Operation Ghost Busted took place on January 11, 2023, across Southeast Georgia should be considered armed and dangerous. The report concluded: “If you have any information concerning these individuals, please contact the FBI’s Atlanta Field Office at (770) 216- 3000.”

D & B Staff

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