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RICO bonds stay in place
by Debbie Lurie-Smith
Dec 19, 2013 | 1668 views | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Defendants in Jones County’s most recent Georgia Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act recently lined up in Superior Court to ask for bond reductions but only the lower tiered petitioners were successful.

Bond amounts for those arrested Oct. 22 on the RICO charge is tied directly with their involvement in the sale and distribution of illegal drugs.

Forty-eight people were arrested in the case. According to a story about the arrests in the Jones County News, the investigation was initiated by the Jones County Sheriff’s Department in August starting with a focus on Robert Olin Rosser, who lives in the northern portion of the county.

Sheriff departments in Putnam and Baldwin counties soon joined the investigation of what turned out to be a drug distribution organization that dealt mostly with methamphetamine.

The investigation then extended to the counties of Wilkinson, Washington, and Spalding. It revealed that persons from Jones, Baldwin, and Washington counties were traveling to Griffin and the metro Atlanta area to obtain meth and then returning to Middle Georgia to distribute it. As the investigation progressed, it also reached Jasper, Bibb, Butts, and Monroe counties.

For the full story, pick up a copy of this week's newspaper or subscribe to our e-Edition at http://ee.jcnews.com.
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