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PHOTOS: Arrests made in Banks Co. drug trafficking operation

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BANKS COUNTY, Ga. - Authorities have arrested 9 suspects in a large scale money laundering and drug-trafficking operation in Banks County.

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According to officials, the accused are suspected of operating a criminal ring in the Maysville area for years. The head of the operation, Brian William Craig, is currently serving a 12-year sentence for various drug violations in Hall County.

All 9 people have been "indicted on charges of violating the Georgia Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act for offenses involving the sale and distribution of prescription medication and money laundering in the north Georgia region," according to a release from the Banks County Sheriff's Office.

Banks County Sheriff Carlton Speed said, “Agents of the Appalachian Drug Task Force and deputies from our office conducted a search warrant at the home of Brian and Amanda Craig on January 9th of this year. Several pieces of valuable evidence and proceeds of the crimes were seized, leaving the investigators to follow a long and exhausting paper trail ever since.”

All of the accused suspects have been charged with 8 counts of the Georgia R.I.C.O. Act. They are all in custody, at this time.
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