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Ecstasy trafficking bust in LaGrange could be largest in Georgia

By Mackenzie Patterson - email

LaGrange, GA (WXTX) -  LaGrange police confiscated about $1.5 million worth of ecstasy Friday night at the Greyhound bus station off Hoffman Drive in LaGrange. Sergeant Mark Cavender with the Special Investigations Unit said this could be one of the largest ecstasy seizures in the state of Georgia. 

The LaGrange Crime Suppression Unit, K-9 unit and other members of the police department conducted a random check of the buses at the station. The K-9 made a routine free air search around the outside of the bus and the inside of the bus.  During the search, the K-9 alerted on a bag inside the bus.

Police opened the bag finding about 33.5 pounds of Ecstasy.  Police said the bag had a total of about 79,600 pills inside.  The pills were all of different shapes, colors, and sizes.

The Special Investigations Units was then called on scene and took over the investigation.  Officials then identified a suspect, Yasmeen Fogle, of Columbus, as the owner of the bag. 

After arresting and searching Fogle, police said they found her to be in possession of some crack cocaine. 

Fogle is currently being held at the Troup County Jail with no bond.  She is charged with trafficking MDMA, otherwise known as ecstasy and possession of cocaine.

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