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3 charged with distributing 5 kilos of cocaine

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BRUNSWICK, Ga. – A federal indictment unsealed last week charged a man and woman from Brunswick and a Texas man with conspiracy to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine.

A federal grand jury indicted Rafeal Lateef Baker, also known as “Channel 4,” 42, and Takashia Atkinson, 31, both of Brunswick, and Kenneth Anthony Moore, also known as “Smooth," 47, of Freeport, Texas.

Baker, who was already serving a supervised release sentence for a prior federal drug trafficking conviction, was arrested last week in Brunswick and was detained pending trial. Moore was arrested last week by FBI agents in Texas, and remains in custody pending transport from Texas to face charges in Brunswick.

Atkinson remains a fugitive despite efforts by law enforcement to locate and arrest her. Anyone with information about the location of Atkinson is encouraged to contact the Federal Bureau of Investigation or the Brunswick Police Department.

The indictment of Baker, Atkinson and Moore was part of “Operation Bloody Prince,” a law enforcement operation targeting gang activity and drug trafficking in and around Brunswick. 

The investigation of Baker, Moore and Atkinson was led by the FBI’s Coastal Georgia Violent Gang Task Force, the Glynn County Police Department and the Brunswick Police Department, with assistance from the FBI in Houston as well as the Houston Police Department.