Pair charged with trafficking ecstasy
A month's worth of undercover work by local officials has ultimately landed two drug trafficking suspects in the Lumpkin County Detention Center.
“They actually sold to a GBI agent that we used as an undercover,” said Sheriff Stacy Jarrard. “No one knew him in the community.”
While working with the LCSO and Appalachian Drug Task Force, the undercover agent reportedly gained the trust of Tiffany M. White and Stephen Chrzanowski until they allegedly sold him approximately $2,000 worth of ecstasy last Thursday.
The illegal transaction reportedly took place at a residence on North Chestatee Street where the agent purchased a bag of small colorful pills. Each one was stamped with a different symbol which ranged from the Atlanta Falcons logo to the Transformers emblem.
One ADTF agent said the bright colors and symbols are added by drug makers so the pill will take on the appearance of a children's vitamin.
During the undercover deal, the suspects shortchanged their customer.
The undercover agent paid for 100 pills at $20 a piece, but was instead given 98.
Chrzanowski, 27, was charged with trafficking ecstasy, instead of possession with intent, since the amount of drugs allegedly sold weighed in at 32 grams, or over an ounce.
White, 20, was charged with two counts of distribution of ecstasy.
Investigators also seized Chrzanowski's vehicle.
By Matt Aiken
Published: Wednesday, September 23, 2009 10:41 AM EDT