Woman charged with drug trafficking in Lee County

Woman charged with drug trafficking in Lee County
Kathy Ann Whitfield is charged with felony drug trafficking in Lee County, Alabama. (Source: Auburn Police Department)

AUBURN, Ala. (WSFA) - A Georgia woman has been arrested and taken to the Lee County Detention Facility on felony drug trafficking charge.

According to the Auburn Police Department, 60-year-old Columbus, Georgia, resident Kathy Ann Whitfield was arrested Monday by DEA agents and Auburn narcotics unit members.

The arrest comes after a joint investigation between the federal and local law enforcement agencies, which conducted a subsequent search at the house residence where Whitfield was found.

Inside, authorities found 6 ½ kilos of cocaine, a kilo press, more than six pounds of marijuana, an AR-15 rifle and an undisclosed amount of cash.

Police said their investigation is ongoing, but that it has led to a total seizure of approximately $500,000 in cash, 15 kilos of cocaine, over six pounds of marijuana and an assault rifle.

Whitfield has since been released on a $50,000 bond.

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