A Columbus, Ga., woman is facing drug-trafficking charges in Auburn after investigators discovered more than 6.5 kilos of cocaine and more than 6 pounds of marijuana.
Kathy Ann Whitfield, 60, was arrested Monday by the Drug Enforcement Administration and Auburn Police Division Narcotics Unit on a felony warrant charging her with trafficking, Auburn police said Friday morning.
Whitfield’s arrest stems from a joint investigation between the DEA and Auburn police, and a search at a Lee County residence where Whitfield was located, police said.
Investigators recovered more than 6.5 kilos of cocaine, a kilo press, more than 6 pounds of marijuana, an AR-15 rifle and an undisclosed amount of U.S. currency, police said.
The investigation is ongoing; however, it has led to the total seizure of about $500,000 in U.S. currency, 15 kilos of cocaine, more than 6 pounds of marijuana and an assault rifle to this date, police added.
Whitfield was taken to the Lee County Detention Facility, where she was booked and later released on a $50,000 bond.