Fugitive western Massachusetts drug trafficker found working at Georgia call center

Corey Mitchell-Edwards had been wanted by police since April of 2015

Corey Mitchell-Edwards was arrested in Duluth, Georgia, more than a year after his conviction for cocaine trafficking. Image Courtesy: U.S. Marshals Service

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A fugitive convicted of cocaine trafficking in Springfield has been arrested in Georgia, where he was working at a call center. Members of the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force arrested 27 year-old Corey Mitchell-Edwards at his workplace in suburban Atlanta Wednesday morning.

According to a U.S. Marshals news release sent to 22News, police have been looking for Mitchell-Edwards since April of 2015, when he failed to show up at Hampden Superior Court for his trial. The case went on without him, and he was convicted.

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U.S. Marshals say that by working with Massachusetts State Police, they received word that Mitchell-Edwards may be hiding out in Georgia, and they received further information about the call center where he was working.

They surprised Mitchell-Edwards Wednesday, moving in on him just before his mid-morning break. He will be taken to court in Duluth, Georgia, where the process will begin to eventually have him brought back to Massachusetts to face new charges.

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