COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL) – (WRBL) – News 3 has obtained the mug shots of the two men that a multi-agency, multi-state operation has in custody for a million dollar drug bust in the Chattahoochee Valley.
Brandon Jones, 35 of Columbus, and Santiago Rosales, 41 who is not a United States citizen according to Harris County Sheriff Mike Jolley, were both taken into custody on Jan. 28. Jones was taken into custody at a Columbus hotel, while Rosales was taken into custody in Harris County at a gas station o off of I-185, exit 19.
The identities of the suspects were released during a joint press conference the afternoon of Jan. 30 by Muscogee County Sheriff Donna Tompkins, Harris County Sheriff Mike Jolley, and Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones.
Muscogee County Sheriff Donna Tompkins, Harris County Sheriff Mike Jolley, and Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones announced the arrests at a Thursday afternoon news conference.
Brandon Jones, 35 of Columbus, was arrested and charged with trafficking in heroin and two counts of trafficking in methamphetamine.
Santiago Rosales, 41, was charged with trafficking in methamphetamine and use of a communication facility in commission of a felony involving controlled substance.
Both men are in custody at the Harris County Jail.
Jones was arrested Tuesday in a Columbus hotel. Later that day, Rosales was arrested in Harris County at a gas station off of I-185, exit 19.
The investigation started six months ago in Lee County. On Tuesday in two busts, police confiscated 19 pounds of methamphetamine with a street value of $880,000, 495.5 grams of heroin worth nearly $200,000 and a small amount of marijuana.
Police also seized more than $31,000 in cash, and multiple guns.
Stay with News 3 as we continue to follow this developing story.