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For Immediate Release

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June 27, 2014 SDUSM Tommy Long, Southern District of Georgia (912) 652-4577
Drug Fugitive Captured After 18 Months on the Run

Savannah, GA – A Savannah man on the run for 18 months for state and federal drug violations by the Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Counter Narcotics Team (CNT) and the Drug Enforcement Administration was arrested in Savannah, Georgia by the United States Marshals Service Savannah Office of the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force and members of CNT around 9:00 pm on Friday June 27, 2014.

Michael Lavon Bostic, 34, was wanted by the Savannah Chatham Counter Narcotics Team on charges of Attempt/Conspiracy to Violate the Georgia Controlled Substances Act in an indictment issued on November 28, 2012 in Savannah, Georgia. Bostic was also wanted by the DEA for charges of Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute Five Kilograms or more of Cocaine, 280 Grams or More of Crack Cocaine, and 50 Kilograms or More of Marijuana.

Both cases were referred to the Savannah Office of the United States Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force to locate and apprehend Bostic. An extensive investigation was conducted by the Marshals Task Force and Bostic was arrested at 31st and Montgomery Streets in Savannah, GA. Bostic had been on the lam for over 18 months. Bostic was taken to the Chatham County jail to await court proceedings. For further details of the drug cases, please contact CNT or DEA.

Annually, investigations carried out by the U.S. Marshals result in the apprehension of over 36, 000 federal fugitives. More federal fugitives are arrested by the Marshals Service than all other federal agencies combined. In 2013 U.S. Marshals led task forces arrested more than 86,000 state and local fugitives, which cleared over 113,000 warrants.

The Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force has three offices: Atlanta, Macon, and Savannah. The task force covers the whole state of Georgia. The Savannah Office of the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force is a team comprised of investigators from the Georgia Department of Corrections, the Chatham County Sheriff’s Department, the Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department, the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles, the McIntosh County Sheriff’s Department, the Liberty County Sheriff’s Department, the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Department, the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Department, the Hampton County Sheriff’s Department, and the United States Marshals Service. The task force objective is to seek out and arrest fugitives charged with violent crimes, drug crimes, sex offenders, and other felonies.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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