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Milledgeville woman arrested after Coffee County Drug Unit find over four pounds of suspected meth during search

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Detectives with the Coffee County Drug Unit have made another significant arrest, this time seizing over four pounds of methamphetamine. This comes less than a week after a successful five pound bust, demonstrating their continued efforts in combating illegal drug activities in the area.

A release by the Coffee County Sheriff's Office reported that the suspect, 23-year-old Destiny Rios of Milledgeville, who had "been under investigation by the Coffee County Drug Unit," consented to a vehicle search during a traffic stop by the unit on June 5.

According to the release, as detectives were questioning Rios during the stop, she "admitted to officials that methamphetamine was in the vehicle, but claimed it did not belong to her."

Officials reported that during the search of the vehicle, two large bags of suspected methamphetamine in the vehicle were discovered, with a preliminary weight of two kilograms, or 4.4 pounds.

Rio was transported to the Coffee County Jail, booked, and charged with trafficking methamphetamine and distracted driving, per the report.

The release advised that the investigation is active, and additional arrests are expected in the case.

Just last Tuesday, May 30, detectives busted a suspect, Martin Tinajero who they said was "known to be involved in the sale and distribution of illegal narcotic," with over five pounds of methamphetamine. Detectives reported observing Tinajero fail to stop at a stop sign, prompting them to conduct a traffic stop. Following a vehicle and residential search, detectives reportedly discovered over 5 pounds of meth, 3 ounces of marijuana, and 4 grams of suspected psilocybin mushrooms. He was charged with several felony drug offenses, including two counts of trafficking, and is currently in the Coffee County Jail.

Officials with the Coffee County Sheriff's Office asks that if you have any information regarding any investigation to please call the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office at (912) 384-4227.

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