January 16 2014
– An investigation by local narcotics agents led to the arrests of five people Thursday afternoon and the seizure of a large amount of marijuana, cocaine and weapons.
Late Thursday afternoon, the Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team executed a search warrant at 206 West St. on Savannah’s westside. Seized during this operation were 4.5 pounds of marijuana, an ounce of cocaine, two handguns, an SKS assault style rifle and $1,079 in cash, said CNT Sgt. Mark Lupus.
Arrested during Thursday’s operation was 23-year-old Calvin Gregory Russell, who was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and obstruction. Russell also had three warrants through the Savannah-Chatham police department including aggravated assault and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, Lupus said.
Also arrested were 24-year-old James Johnson, who was charged with possession of marijuana and cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and obstruction; 19-year-old Treishawn Robinson, 22-year-old Arkeem Anthony and 28-year old Isadore Johnson, all charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony. This search warrant is the result of a short-term investigation concentrating on drug sales activities in the West Savannah neighborhood, targeting known drug houses and individuals identified as marketers of illicit narcotics in the community, Lupus said.
Supporting CNT during this operation were SWAT team members and aviation assets from the Savannah-Chatham police department.