The owner of Flacos Tacos, which has multiple locations throughout Bryan, Liberty and Chatham counties, turned himself into authorities last Thursday and is being held in the Chatham County Detention Center facing numerous charges.
The Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team (CNT) announced the arrest Nov. 7, of 34-year-old Adolfo Mitchell of Guyton after he turned himself in. Mitchell, also known as Flaco, was charged with conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine.
According to the CNT, in 2016, Mitchell was the subject of a large narcotics investigation involving multiple local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies spanning from Chatham County to Portland, Oregon. Mitchell allegedly conspired with others to have large amounts of crystal methamphetamine shipped to him from across the United States for the purpose of distributing the narcotics throughout Chatham County and the surrounding areas. Additionally, Mitchell allegedly directed others to transport crystal methamphetamine to various locations and states to include Virginia.
CNT presented the case to the Chatham County Grand Jury resulting in a True Bill.
On March 7, 2018, following a traffic stop conducted by the Georgia State Patrol, CNT arrested Mitchell and found him to allegedly be in possession of marijuana and two firearms. A juvenile was also in the vehicle at the time of the incident.
On April 25, 2019, the Chatham County Grand Jury returned a True Bill on the charges Mitchell was originally arrested on in 2018. The Grand Jury also gave a True Bill on two additional charges; using a minor for an illicit transaction and two counts furnishing a pistol to a minor.
Mitchell was re-arrested on the new charges on May 1, 2019, at Flacos Tacos restaurant in Richmond Hill and later posted a $8,500 bond.