The Griffin Police Department (GPD) Crime Suppression Unit (CSU) confiscated 77.8 gross grams of cocaine while serving an arrest warrant for sale of cocaine to Zavius Montez Buffin, 23, at 520 E. Tinsley St.
According to Investigator Tishe Dyer, a GPD narcotics investigator, the estimated street value of the crack cocaine is $1,540. Cpl. Stan Phillips, a CSU supervisor, is the case officer for the new charges.
Buffin is in custody for the original warrant that led to the discovery of the narcotics. He is now facing the additional charges of trafficking cocaine, possession of cocaine, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, and possession of drug-related objects. Investigator Bryan Clanton clarified the trafficking charge.
“According to state law, the offense of trafficking (OCGA 16-13-31) is applicable any time a suspect knowingly sells, manufactures, delivers or brings into this state or is knowingly in possession of 28 grams or more of cocaine,” he said.