A Columbus woman taking a bus from Atlanta was charged Friday night with trafficking more than $1.5 million of ecstasy after LaGrange police found more than 79,000 pills in her duffel bag, authorities said.
Yasmeen Fogle, 18, is being held without bond in the Troup County Jail on charges of trafficking in ecstasy and possession of cocaine.
LaGrange police conducting a random search of the Greyhound line on Friday night came across about 33 pounds of ecstasy, a popular recreational drug known also as MDMA.
"It's more ecstasy than I've ever seen," Sgt. Mark Cavender said.
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Cavender said police frequently search Greyhound buses stopped in LaGrange because Interstate 85 is "a corridor for the moving of drugs and drug money."
Cavender said Fogle was traveling alone from Atlanta to Columbus. The pills were divided into 10 gallon-size bags, he said. Cavender said Fogle was also carrying a small amount of cocaine.
Given the size of the bust, Cavender said it was possible that federal agents could file charges of their own. Under Georgia law, Fogle faces a minimum 10-year prison sentence if convicted of the trafficking charge.