A drug trafficking investigation began by the Marietta Police Department (MPD) in mid-2014 has expanded in to a substantial organized crime investigation. The case centered around the Gantt food store at 1033 Franklin Gateway suite #22 and quickly expanded to include allegations of organized gambling and possible money laundering crimes including an additional location of a convenience store at 461 Windy Hill Road. As the investigation grew, MPD requested the assistance of the GBI and Department of Revenue, and both agencies became partners in the investigation.
On February 13, 2017, with the assistance of the Cobb County Police Department, Cobb District Attorney’s Office and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, investigators executed search warrants at the locations of Gantt Foods, the convenience store (on Windy Hill Rd.), and the Douglasville home of Khubab M.Hussain, proprietor of Gantt foods. As a result of the initial search warrants, investigators seized approximately $250,000 cash, a large tote full of gold jewelry, eight (computers), 1 cell phone, and five high end vehicles. Investigators will be securing additional search warrants for most of the impounded property as well as subpoenas for several bank accounts associated with the investigation.
The following individuals were arrested on February 13, 2017 and charged with the crimes indicated:
Khubaib M. Hussain, proprietor of Gantt Foods – charged with Felony Commercial Gambling.
Sampson Tabor Beye, employee of Gantt Foods – charged with Felony Commercial Gambling
Arif Muhammad, employee of convenience store on Windy Hill Rd. - charged with Felony Commercial Gambling
This investigation is still active at this time. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact the MPD Anonymous Tip Line at 770-794-6990.