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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Georgia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 31, 2017

3 Defendants Charged With Distributing Kilogram Quantities Of Cocaine

BRUNSWICK, GA – A federal indictment was unsealed last week charging Rafeal Lateef Baker, also known as “Channel 4,” age 42, of Brunswick, Georgia, Takashia Atkinson, age 31, of Brunswick, Georgia, and Kenneth Anthony Moore, also known as “Smooth”, age 47, of Freeport, Texas, with conspiracy to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine.

Baker, who was already serving a supervised release sentence for a prior federal drug trafficking conviction, was arrested last week in Brunswick, Georgia, and was detained pending trial. Moore was arrested last week by FBI agents in Freeport, Texas, and remains in custody pending transport from Texas to the United States District Court in Brunswick, Georgia. Atkinson remains a fugitive despite efforts by law enforcement to locate and arrest her. Anyone with information about the location of Atkinson are 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. Acting United States Attorney Durham noted that the indictment is only an accusation and is not evidence of guilt. Each defendant is entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the Government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

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.

Assistant United States Attorney Brian T. Rafferty is prosecuting the case on behalf of the United States. For additional information, please contact the United States Attorney’s Office at (912) 201-2522.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated September 5, 2017