Ghostface Gangsters busted in Georgia after massive drug trafficking investigation

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A massive drug trafficking investigation tied to the Ghostface Gangsters street gang that includes allegations of multiple deaths from illegal drug overdoses resulted in the indictment of 76 individuals Georgia police announced on Wednesday.

Operation Ghost Busted charges 76 defendants with involvement in a drug trafficking conspiracy that distributed large amounts of methamphetamine, fentanyl, heroin, and alprazolam in the greater Glynn County area in Georgia.


For over two years, members of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces, led by the FBI Coastal Georgia Violent Gang Task Force, the Glynn County Police Department, the Brunswick Police Department, the Glynn County Sheriff's Office, and the Camden County Sheriff's Office, collaborated to identify a sprawling drug trafficking network operating in south Georgia counties including Glynn, Pierce, Camden, Wayne, Treutlen, McIntosh, Toombs, Telfair, Dodge, and Ware.

The conspiracy operated inside and outside state prison facilities with assistance from at least one compromised corrections officer, who worked with a leader of the conspiracy who is serving a life sentence for murder. The conspiracy includes members of the Ghostface Gangsters street gang, along with affiliates of the Aryan Brotherhood, Bloods, and Gangster Disciples.

If convicted, the primary conspiracy charge in the indictment carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison, and up to life. It should be noted that there is no parole in the federal system. In addition to the primary conspiracy charge naming all 76 defendants, the indictment charges two of the defendants with distribution of illegal drugs – fentanyl and methamphetamine – that resulted in the deaths of three individuals from drug overdoses.

The 118-count, 133-page indictment – believed to be the largest ever in the Southern District of Georgia – includes the forfeiture of 43 seized firearms, one vehicle, and more than $53,000 in cash. More than three dozen additional defendants face prosecution for state charges as a result of the investigation.

List of defendants

In addition to other charges filed against individual defendants, each one is charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, and a quantity of fentanyl, heroin, and alprazolam. They include:

    David E. Alvarez, 24, of Townsend, Ga.;

    Garrison A. Bell, 35, of Brunswick, Ga.;

    Desiree M. Briley, 26, of McRae-Helena, Ga.;

    Rachael P. Byrd, a/k/a “Byrd is the Word,” a/k/a “Rachael NeSmith,” 25, of Brunswick, Ga.;

    Terry L. Cason II, 36, of Brunswick, Ga.;

    Tonya C. Cox, a/k/a “Shuge White,” 43, of Brunswick, Ga.;

    Abraham Crews, a/k/a “Abe,” 41, of Waverly, Ga.;

    Hannah G. Croft, 23, of Brunswick, Ga.;

    Michael S. Daniels, 39, of Waynesville, Ga;

    Marissa D. Davis, 31, of Brunswick, Ga.;

    Willie H. Day, 52, of Brunswick, Ga.;

    Ashley Deen, 29, of Brunswick, Ga.;

    Cody M. Demers, a/k/a “Bravo Seven,” 24, of Blackshear, Ga.;

    Skyler T. Drawdy, 24, of Darien, Ga.;

    Taylor D. Drew, 32, of Brunswick, Ga.;

    Joshua A. Drury, 41, of Darien, Ga;

    Jonathan R. Elrod, a/k/a “Brazy Jay,” a/k/a “Jay,” a/k/a “John Boy,” 33, of Blairsville, Ga.;

    Joshua E. Enke, 33, of Brunswick, Ga.;

    Juan C. Everette, a/k/a “Don Juan,” 36, of Brunswick, Ga.;

    Andrew R. Flanagan, a/k/a “Drew,” 35, of Brunswick, Ga.;

    Verdalee D. Flanagan, a/k/a “ Verlee,” 37, of Nahunta, Ga.;

    Alexa B. Foster, a/k/a “Lexa,” 29, of Brunswick, Ga.;

    Theodore Gee, a/k/a “Keno,” 44, of Brunswick, Ga.;

    Chad L. Googe, 40, of Brunswick, Ga.;

    Shawn S. Green, a/k/a “Polo Green,” 42, of Brunswick, Ga.;

    Laura R. Harden, 49, of Brunswick, Ga.;

    John E. Harrison, a/k/a “Johnny,” 25, of Brunswick, Ga.;

    Priscilla Hemingway, a/k/a “Priscilla Carr,” 43, of Brunswick, Ga.;

    Wyndel L. Herndon, 40, of Brunswick, Ga.;

    Britnee V. Houston, 28, of Waynesville, Ga.;

    Timothy W. Hutchinson, a/k/a “Tim,” 58, of Brunswick, Ga.;

    Kenneth W. Lane, a/k/a “Skinny,” 43, of Hortense, Ga.;

    Timothy W. Loper, 35, of Brunswick, Ga.;

    Kenneth Mainor, a/k/a “Busta Bill,” 66, of White Oak, Ga.;

    Kenyetta D. Mainor, a/k/a “Yatta,” 46, of Brunswick, Ga.;

    Wendell McClain, 34, of Brunswick, Ga.;

    Cameren A. McDonald, 26, of Brunswick, Ga.;

    Justin W. McGhee, 36, of Darien, Ga.;

    Charlie A. Moody, 42, of Brunswick, Ga.;

    Antonio Morales, a/k/a “Silence,” a/k/a “Silent Ololade,” 29, of Vidalia, Ga.;

    Aubrey NeSmith, 21, of Metter, Ga.;

    James D. NeSmith, a/k/a “DG,” 25, an inmate at Telfair State Prison;

    Mary NeSmith, 58, of Metter, Ga.;

    Eric S. Ogden, a/k/a “Scotty,” 35, of Woodbine, Ga.;

    Auston J. Proctor, 32, of Woodbine, Ga.;

    Michael A. Provenzano, 34, of Brunswick, Ga.;

    Jimmy A. Reynolds, a/k/a “Jim,” 54, of Brunswick, Ga.;

    James C. Richardson, 35, of Brunswick, Ga.;

    William W. Ringle, a/k/a “Will,” 42, of Brunswick, Ga.;

    Anthony D. Ruffner, 32, of Brunswick, Ga.;

    Samantha S. Russell, 34, of Brunswick, Ga.;

    Jamey E. Sapp, 50, of St. Simons Island, Ga.;

    Blake K. Screen, 34, of Brunswick, Ga.;

    John D. Screen, 31, of Brunswick, Ga.;

    Adam H. Smith, 43, of Brunswick, Ga.;

    Brian T. Spell, 32, of Waynesville, Ga.;

    Gregory W. Stabile, a/k/a “G,” a/k/a “Lts Be DAreason,” 37, of Brunswick, Ga.;

    James L. Stephens, a/k/a “Rabbit,” 39, of Brunswick, Ga.;

    Debra L. Stokes, a/k/a “Debbie,” 59, of Brunswick, Ga.;

    Stephanie L. Stover, 44, of Brunswick, Ga.;

    Jason A. Sweat, 35, of St. Marys, Ga.;

    Clinton Taylor, 34, of Brunswick, Ga.;

    Cori L. Taylor, 26, of Eastman, Ga.;

    Larry B. Taylor, a/k/a “Lee Lee,” 57, of Jacksonville, Fla.;

    Christopher J. Thompson, 35, of Brunswick, Ga.;

    Ronald E. Thompson, a/k/a “E,” a/k/a “3D,” 39, of Brunswick, Ga.;

    Jesse J. Trujillo, 30, of Swainsboro, Ga.;

    Charles W. Walrath, a/k/a “Boomer,” 51, of Brunswick, Ga.;

    Dayton P. Whatley, 35, of St. Simons Island, Ga.;

    David Nicholas Wheeler, 52, of Waverly, Ga.;

    Dakota L. White, 21, of Vidalia, Ga.;

    James D. Wiggins, a/k/a “Brad Jones,” 30, of Brunswick, Ga.;

    Jeremy D. Wix, 42, of Townsend, Ga.;

    Heaven L. Wolfe, 32, of Blackshear, Ga.;

    Joshua T. Wolfe, a/k/a “White Boy,” a/k/a “Tom Walier,” 29, of Blackshear, Ga.; and,

    David D. Young, a/k/a “Khaos,” 42, of Hortense, Ga.

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