An Alma man was included in the long list of South Georgians indicted last week by the federal Department of Justice.
The 36 individuals are facing charges of conspiring to traffic large amounts of methamphetamine, cocaine, and other drugs. The indictments follow a joint federal and state investigation into violent gang and drug trafficking activities in Ware, Pierce, and Glynn Counties.
Christopher “Jugg” Wells, 29, of Alma, is alleged to have taken part in illegal activities throughout Georgia, Florida, and elsewhere. The more than one-year undercover investigation was led by the FBI, the Waycross Police Department, and the Ware County Sheriff’s Department.
The Glynn County Police Department, the Brunswick Police Department, the Blackshear Police Department, the U.S. Marshal Service, the U.S. Probation Office, and the Georgia Department of Communitty Supervision also assisted.
Most of the defendants have been arrested and were brought last week before a federal magistrate judge in Waycross. Upon conviction, many of the defendants face up to life in a federal prison.
Assistant U.S. Attorneys Marcela C. Mateo and Jennifer J. Kirkland are prosecuting the cases on behalf of the United States government.