Deputies: 19 arrested in major Spalding County drug bust

A major crackdown on meth trafficking leads to the arrests of 19 people in Spalding County.

Detectives tell FOX 5 some of the people in custody are members of the Ghost Face Gangsters, which detectives say is a white supremacist prison gang.

According to the Spalding County Sheriff, the youngest of those arrested is 19 and the oldest is 62.

The arrests come after deputies executed search warrants at several Spalding County homes.

"We're not gonna sit back and just allow things to happen here. We're going to take an upfront and in-your-face stance when it came to drugs and gangs in Spalding County," Sheriff Darrell Dix.

Dix said some of the people who were arrested he knew from high school.

The drug bust caught the eye of Gov. Brian Kemp, who tweeted that he was "proud of the Spalding County Sheriff's Office for doing their part to dismantle gangs and keep Georgia families safe."

Deputies are still looking for at least seven other people.

The sheriff is encouraging those seven to turn themselves in.