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Two charged with meth trafficking

Photo by Hugh Osteen

Photo by Hugh Osteen

By Elaine Rackley

erackley@henryherald.com

Two men were arrested in a McDonald's parking lot, in Henry County, after they allegedly filled an order for drugs, instead of fast food.

The Flint Circuit Drug Task Force arrested Eduardo Jose Alvarez-Ramos, 29, of Norcross, and Wilmer Havier Martinez, 33, of Duluth, during an undercover investigation Wednesday, said Maj. Chad Rosborough, who oversees the task force.

Both men appeared before Henry County Magistrate Court Judge Robert Godwin, Thursday, on charges of trafficking methamphetamine. They were represented by the Public Defender's Office.

Alvarez-Ramos waived his preliminary hearing and Judge Godwin bound his case over to Superior Court without a bond. Godwin reset Martinez's preliminary hearing until April 28, with a Superior Court-only bond required.

The charges against the two men came from an undercover drug investigation by the Ocmulgee Drug Task Force, according to Rosborough. The Ocmulgee Drug Task Force is a multi-jurisdictional unit that works with several counties, including Baldwin, Morgan, Greene, Hancock, Washington and Wilkinson counties.

"We received a phone call on Tuesday, from the Ocmulgee Drug Task Force," said Rosborough. "They have been investigating the two subjects for three days."

Undercover agents arranged for Alvarez-Ramos and Martinez to deliver two ounces of methamphetamine to a McDonald's parking lot, at 4850 Bill Gardner Parkway, in Locust Grove.

"On [Wednesday] around 2:15 p.m., they delivered it to two [undercover] agents of the Flint Circuit Drug Task Force, and were arrested in the parking lot," the major continued.

Alvarez-Ramos and Martinez were taken to the Henry County Jail, where they remained at press time.