GBI agents and Atlanta police officers went looking for 37-year-old Kelvin James Dark as part of an ongoing investigation into drug smuggling via domestic and international flights, the GBI said Friday in a news release.
The Talladega, Alabama, native, who also goes by “K Digga” and “Mr. Alabama,” allegedly threw “multiple kilograms of suspected methamphetamine from the balcony” when authorities arrived to execute a search warrant, the GBI said.
“Fortunately, APD officers were able to safely recover the discarded contraband from a nearby surface street without incident,” said Ken Howard, the GBI special agent in charge.
More than 5 kilograms of the suspected drugs, which the GBI estimates are worth about $250,000, were recovered. Agents also seized more than 13 pounds of marijuana valued at more than $60,000, as well as two semi-automatic rifles, a Glock handgun and an undisclosed amount of cash. The handgun was reported stolen out of Talladega, according to the GBI.
Dark was arrested on charges of trafficking methamphetamine, trafficking marijuana and possession of a firearm by a felon.
An Atlanta woman was also arrested during the raid, on the same drug charges. Tiffany Peterson, 33, also faces a charge of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.
She and Dark were denied bond, according to the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office. Their next hearing is scheduled for July 25. GBI agents are still investigating, and Howard said additional arrests are anticipated. To provide tips to the GBI West Metro Regional Drug Enforcement Office, a multiagency unit that serves 36 counties, look for the unit on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.