Stolen Christmas gifts lead to RICO charges

  • Rabun County Sheriff's Office
    Rabun County Sheriff's Office

 CLAYTON— Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be putting coal in the stockings of 13 people who were arrested as part of a roughly ten-month joint investigation into illegal activities, including drugs, forgery and burglary, with the Rabun County Sheriff’s Office and Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI)-Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office (ARDEO), according to a statement by the Rabun County Sheriff’s Office.

“During the course of the investigation, investigators were able to identify multiple subjects involved in a crime organization where a large quantity of suspected methamphetamine, prescription narcotics, firearms and stolen property were seized,” according to the statement.

The investigation resulted in seven of the arrests as violations of Prohibited Activities under the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO).

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