Drug task force makes significant bust in LaFayette

LAFAYETTE, Ga. (WDEF) — After a six month investigation, a northwest Georgia drug task force, made a significant bust.

Patrick Doyle, the commander of the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force,  looked over what was recently confiscated. Agents found more than two kilos of meth and numerous guns when they searched a LaFayette woman’s home and storage unit.

“This was definitely an entire task force effort to get this case done and it continues to be an entire task force effort,” Doyle said.

Agents first went to her home on Morningside Drive. They were then led to a storage unit at LRI Mini Warehouses, where they discovered a conversion lab.

“We served a subsequent search warrant at that location and located a conversion lab where they were converting materials into crystal methamphetamine,” Doyle said.
In total, agents confiscated $120,000 worth of meth. Angela Hughes, 33, was arrested on Friday. She faces several different drug and gun charges.
“Anytime we can work a case to where we get a top dog, so to speak, it really puts a dent in our local area,” Doyle said.
Doyle says this bust was significant. He says more cases like this are popping up.

“They are becoming a little more common as far as the amounts go. We used to not find this much finished methamphetamine on some of the cases we work, but it is getting to be more and more common,” Doyle said.

As for this investigation, it isn’t over. Agents expect there to be additional arrests.

Property managers at LRI Mini Warehouses say they can’t comment on the situation.
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