Fort Stewart

Liberty County Sheriff's Office

A Fort Stewart soldier has been charged with cocaine trafficking as part of a drug investigation at the southeast Georgia Army post.

Pvt. 1st Class Mario Figueroa remained jailed Wednesday following his arrest last week. Liberty County sheriff's Maj. Jeff Hein said the arrest followed a three-month investigation by military and civilian authorities.

Police in southeast Georgia are investigating after two soldiers were found dead in an apartment outside Fort Stewart.

Hinesville police Capt. James C. Reid said Tuesday that an anonymous tip made to a police department in another city led officers to the bodies late Sunday. Reid called the deaths suspicious, saying there were injuries to the bodies, but declined to give further details about the deaths. He said autopsies were scheduled to be performed Tuesday.