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Couple arrested for trafficking drugs

Nathaniel and Amethyst Hodges - Source: Sumter County Sheriff's Office Nathaniel and Amethyst Hodges - Source: Sumter County Sheriff's Office

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AMERICUS, GA (WTVM) - A man and his wife are behind bars for trafficking cocaine in Americus, GA.

The Sumter County Sheriff's office says on Thursday, a search warrant was executed at a home located at 1325 LaFayette Street.

As a result, Nathaniel and Amethyst Hodges were arrested and large quantities of drugs, cash, jewelry, furniture were confiscated.

In addition, authorities took two vehicles -- a 2006 Cadillac Escalade and a 2006 Cadillac STS.

Authorities say Nathaniel Hodges was a "high level narcotics trafficker". 

Nathaniel Hodges has two federal convictions on his record.  If he is indicted and prosecuted, he will face a mandatory life sentence.

Several agencies joined in this investigation: GBI, DEA, Sumter County Sheriff's Office, Americus Police Dept., Lee County Sheriff's Office, and the DA's Office.

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