According to a news release, the Drug Enforcement Administration assisted Richmond County Sheriff’s Office in the two long-term investigations. Police said the Harrisburg operation has been linked to sales across the county while the south Richmond County methamphetamine sales have spread to Burke and Jefferson counties.
Police recovered stolen property, including tractors, trailers and vehicles during the investigation into the meth operation.
Twelve of the suspects have been arrested on grand jury arrest
warrants, according to the release. They have been identified as Megan Kimberly Phillips, Krystyn Jena Radford, Katrina Hope Ciccio, Jerry Douglas Newton, Thomas Jenning Hewett, Mark Everett Tudor, Dexter Carmell Hunter, Michael Ryan Underwood, Eduardo Hakiim McCord, Grant Boucher Josey, Andrew James-Benjamin Manion and Allen Bradley Harman.
Eleven additional suspects are in other prisons or jails on unrelated charges. They will be extradited back to Richmond County.
They have been identified as Lina Angela Wortham, Sean O’Keefe, Robert Carl Burnett, Thomas Blair, Keldrick Streetman, Sean Preston, Montrez Cummings, Brad Leonard, Alisha Bell, Eduardo Gallegos and Aerial Hughes.