Five Chattanoogans arrested for cocaine in Whitfield County
Five Chattanooga men are behind bars after a month long drug investigation by Whitfield County Sheriff's Office.
On Wednesday, Moesheay Gustus and Michael Crawford Jr. met with an undercover informant planning to buy three kilograms of cocaine for $29,000 per kilogram, according to a released statement sent out by Sheriff Scott Chitwood .
The pair drove a Ford Excursion and met with a confidential informant in a restaurant parking lot.
When they were asked to show the money, Crawford made a telephone call. A few minutes later, a Chevy van pulled up with three people inside.
Crawford walked over to the van and pulled out a bag containing a large amount of cash.
The deal never happened.
Sheriff's office deputies and the Georgia State Patrol troopers waited for the two vehicles to leave before making a traffic stop.
All five people were taken into custody.
Authorities found two loaded handguns, a small amount of marijuana and a total of $87,000 in cash to purchase cocaine.
All five men face charges of attempt or conspiracy to violate the Georgia Controlled Substance Act via trafficking in cocaine. Joe Love Percy, Christopher Jamar Hanner, and Anthony De Cunningham were also charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. All suspects are currently being held in the Whitfield County Jail without bond.