2 Georgia men arrested after three-county drug investigation

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Two Georgia men were arrested after a four-month drug investigation spanning Marion, Harrison and Lewis counties.

Terrick Robinson, 33, and William Chappell, 31, were arrested and charged in federal court for allegedly bringing a large quantity of drugs to the area from Georgia, according to court documents.

The Greater Harrison County Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force led the investigation and was assisted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Three Rivers Drug Task Force and the Mountain Highway Interdiction Unit.

In May, a large amount of methamphetamine was found in a hotel room at the Quality Inn in White Hall, and after investigating, officers determined that the room was rented to Robinson, according to court documents.

After conducting controlled buys and surveillance at other hotels in the area, including the Best Western in Bridgeport, the Fairfield Hotel in White Hall and the Days Inn in Jane Lew, and determining that Robinson and Chappell were conspiring to bring large amounts of methamphetamine to the area from Georgia, a search warrant was executed on September 4 at the Red Roof Inn in White Hall.

Officers found six pounds, or approximately 2700 grams, of methamphetamine, approximately 500 grams of cocaine and firearms while executing the search warrant, according to court documents.

Robinson is charged with possession with intent to distribute controlled substances and conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, and Chappell is charged with conspiracy to possess controlled substances with the intent to distribute and distribution of methamphetamine.

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