Flacos Tacos restaurant chain owner Adolfo Mitchell, 33, was granted an $8,500 bond Friday morning by Chatham County Superior Court Judge James Bass, according to a news release from Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team (CNT) public information officer Gene Harley.
Mitchell has restaurants in Savannah and Pooler as well as Richmond Hill and was planning to open one soon in Hinesville.
The restaurant owner was arrested on a bench warrant May 1 after he was indicted April 24 on several weapons and drug charges stemming from a traffic stop by the Georgia State Patrol on March 7, 2018, on Interstate 16 in Chatham County. According to Harley, the traffic stop evolved into a search of the vehicle that resulted in the seizure of multiple ounces of marijuana and two firearms.
“Mitchell was (originally) arrested on a number of charges to include 2 Counts Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Possession of Marijuana, and Driving under the Influence,” the PIO said. “CNT assisted with the investigation and was present during the traffic stop. A juvenile was also in the vehicle at the time of the incident.”
Harley stated that the Chatham County Grand Jury returned a True Bill on April 25, for the charges on which Mitchell was originally arrested. Two additional charges included: Using a Minor for an Illicit Transaction and 2 Counts Furnishing a Pistol to a Minor.
“This is an ongoing investigation and additional charges and arrests are expected,” he said.