Drug Bust is a Jackpot for Feed the Hungry!

Drug Bust is a Jackpot for Feed the Hungry!
Posted by FoM on December 13, 1998 at 06:32:36 PT

A drug bust federal authorities said was the largest on a U.S. highway this year turned into a windfall Saturday for Hosea Williams' Feed the Hungry operation. 
The seizure took place Monday in Louisiana, when state police on a routine traffic stop discovered an estimated $10 million worth of drugs in a tractor-trailer bound for Atlanta. When the two metro Atlanta men driving the truck consented to a search, officers rummaging under a load of mixed produce found more than 2 tons of marijuana and 60 kilos of cocaine. The Louisiana State Patrol immediately called the GBI, and the decision was made to bring the shipment to Atlanta in hopes of finding its owner. Those efforts failed, however, and when gas began to run low in the refrigerator truck, GBI spokesman John Bankhead said, authorities decided to donate the roughly $3,500 worth of groceries to Williams' operation. The melons, onions, potatoes and oranges were handed over to Williams and his assistants at GBI headquarters in DeKalb County on Saturday morning. Louisiana officers filed charges of possession of drugs with intent to distribute against Michael J. Brown, 25, of Rex, and Frederick Parks, 30, of Forest Park. 
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