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Woman charged with drug trafficking in Lee County

Kathy Ann Whitfield is charged with felony drug trafficking in Lee County, Alabama.
Kathy Ann Whitfield is charged with felony drug trafficking in Lee County, Alabama.(Source: Auburn Police Department)
Updated: Feb. 21, 2020 at 10:14 AM CST
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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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