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Drug Traffickers Busted in Augusta with 7 Pounds of Fentanyl


In a significant crackdown on drug trafficking, Richmond County authorities executed a search warrant last week, resulting in the arrest of three individuals and the seizure of a 7 pounds of fentanyl, a pound of cocaine and a large amount of marijuana.

The operation, which targeted a residence at 3411 Webster Road, led to Tuesday’s arrest of three suspects, including two tied to the Loyalty Over Everything (LOE) gang.

Jaquan Robinson, 27, Jerry Jackson, 42, and Victoria Griffin, 25, are now facing charges related to drug trafficking, with Robinson and Jackson also implicated in unlawful street gang activities. They are being held at the Charles B. Webster Detention Center.

According to official reports, law enforcement officers discovered a staggering seven pounds of fentanyl, along with over a pounds of cocaine and 347 grams of marijuana within the premises. The drugs were found concealed in various locations throughout the house, indicating a sophisticated operation.

Of particular concern was the involvement of Robinson and Jackson in street gang activities, identified as members of the notorious LOE gang. All three individuals were found to be in possession of a firearm, further exacerbating the gravity of their offenses. Additionally, Griffin was found with a significant quantity of marijuana, indicating her active involvement in the illicit drug trade.

The search also yielded cash amounting to $1,008, believed to be proceeds from the sale of narcotics. The drugs, packaged in a mix of pills and powder, were meticulously hidden in plastic bags, with some stashed under the bathroom sink and others concealed in a bedroom safe. The cocaine was stored in three plastic bags, two of which located in the toilet and one in a bedroom closet, authorities said.

The authorities recovered a North American Arms 22LR firearm from the premises, underscoring the danger posed by the individuals involved in this criminal enterprise.

The bust came less than two weeks after the sheriff’s office announced the indictment of 30 individuals in Richmond County as part of Operation “No Loyalty.”  Those defendants were tied with a hybrid criminal street gang known as Trap Money (TRVP MONEYY). Allegations suggest they conspired to engage in a pattern of criminal activity, including aggravated assault on peace officers, armed robbery, theft, and trafficking in fentanyl, meth and cocaine.

The investigation, initiated in February 2022, yielded substantial seizures, including 16 pounds of fentanyl, 35 pounds of cocaine, 278 pounds of marijuana, and an array of firearms and vehicles. The recovered assets amount to a total value of $492,733.

Sheriff Richard Roundtree said his agency is working to disrupt and dismantle dangerous drug trafficking organizations and criminal street gangs. He warned individuals involved in such activities that law enforcement would relentlessly pursue and prosecute them.

Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.
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