Husband, wife arrested following multi-million dollar Columbus drug bust

Updated: Dec. 6, 2017 at 5:02 PM EST
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(Source: Chandler Morgan/WTVM)
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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The Muscogee County Sheriff's Office held a press conference Wednesday after millions of dollars worth of drugs were taken off the street.

Husband and wife, Anayanssy Espinosa, 42, and Ezequiel Rangel-Barajas, known as Jose Hernandez, 33, were each charged with trafficking heroin and trafficking methamphetamine.

On Wed. Nov. 29, deputies executed a search warrant at 1232 Alta Vista Dr. resulting in the seizure of 14 pounds, 7 ounces of heroin and 22 pounds, 6 ounces of methamphetamine.

The heroin is valued at $2.6 million and the methamphetamine is valued at $1.67 million for a total value of $4.1 million.

Over the last eight months, the Muscogee County Sheriff's Office Investigative Unit, along with ICE Homeland Security Investigations in Atlanta, conducted a joint investigation involving trafficking of narcotics in the Atlanta and Columbus area.

The couple's case has been bound over to Superior Court.

In addition, $42,800 was confiscated as well as two vehicles.

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