GHOST busts major drug operators in Flint area



GENESEE COUNTY — Three people are behind bars for possessing and distributing crystal methamphetamine in Genesee County.

On April 28, the Genesee Human Oppression Strike Team (GHOST) announced the arrests of Michael Fraley Jr. of Flint, Timothy Dyer of Mt. Morris and Alexandia Dodge of Mt. Morris. Investigators seized almost half a pound of crystal meth from the trio.

According to Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson, Fraley and Dyer were commanders in a drug gang known as the Cobras, while Dodge was a “drug mule” who transported drugs for the gang.

Swanson said that GHOST’s investigation into the drug operation began four months ago with an overdose case that led authorities onto the trail of the three arrested suspects. The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office partnered with the FBI, Michigan State Police, Flint Police and Mt. Morris Police to make undercover drug purchases and raid multiple houses as part of the investigation

All three suspects in the case are facing federal drug charges. Fraley, 39, has been indicted under two counts of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, which carries a five-year minimum charge. Dyer, 39, is facing three federal counts of methamphetamine possession and distribution. Dodge, 29, has been charged with two counts of possession of methamphetamine greater than 50 grams. — B.G.