By By RUSS BYNUMAssociated Press
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Police say a drug investigation in coastal Georgia and South Carolina resulted in a whopping bust with 39 suspects charged and an estimated $2.7 million worth of cocaine seized.
Drug investigators for the Savannah-Chatham County Counter Narcotics Team announced the arrests and drug seizures Monday. They say they worked on the case for nearly two years along with authorities in neighboring Beaufort County, S.C., and the federal Drug Enforcement Agency.
The investigation targeted three drug rings operating in the Savannah area and in South Carolina.
Most of the cocaine, totaling roughly 50 pounds, was seized during a traffic stop July 3 in Laurens County. Police say they intercepted two drug dealers on Interstate 16 as they were driving the cocaine to Savannah.Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.