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Published On: Fri, Feb 16th, 2018

South Carolina: Mickey Cox, Terry Langston arrested after traffic stop links the pair to Mexican drug cartel

The Seneca Police Department said one of two men arrested during a traffic stop on Thursday morning has ties to a Mexican drug cartel.

Officers identified that pair as Mickey Cox, 50, and Terry Langston, 52, for possession of a pound of methamphetamine and several handguns. Investigators estimated the street value of the drugs at $40,000.

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Cox is also charged with possession with intent to distribute within proximity of a school, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, trafficking methamphetamine, possession of a stolen gun, felon in possession of a firearm and possession of a weapon while in commission of a crime.

The police department said Cox is a suspected drug trafficker with ties to the Mexican cartel and was being sought by the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office on multiple drug charges.

Langston is charged with possession of a schedule IV substance, possession with intent to distribute within proximity of a school, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, and possession of a stolen gun.

From a report earlier this week: “deputies are searching for Amy Deanna Cobb, 30, and Mickey Edward Cox, 50, each wanted on a charge of conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine.

“Cobb is believed to be a facilitator and the person ‘who has connections with the Mexican Cartels who are responsible for much of the Methamphetamine that flowed through Oconee County during the investigation.’”

“The ‘Operation Avalanche’ case goes back into Mexico with the narcotics making its way through Atlanta and into Oconee County,” Capt. Washington said. “Geographically, Oconee County is between two hub cities, Atlanta and Charlotte. The cartel and the criminal enterprises will use that middle ground for their benefit in terms of selling drugs and making their profit.”

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- Roxanne "Butter" Bracco began with the Dispatch as Pittsburgh Correspondent, but will be providing reports and insights from Washington DC, Maryland and the surrounding region. Contact Roxie aka "Butter" at [email protected] ATTN: Roxie or Butter Bracco

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