Category: Georgia – Middle District

High-Volume Heroin Supplier to Middle Georgia Sentenced to Prison | USAO-MDGA

MACON, Ga. – The primary supplier of a heroin distribution ring operating between Atlanta and Macon, which funneled up to 30,000 doses of heroin into the region in three months,…

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Macon Man Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison for Sexually Exploiting Children He Met Online | USAO-MDGA

MACON, Ga. – A Macon resident convicted of child sexual exploitation for coercing multiple juveniles to send him sexually explicit and pornographic images and videos of themselves was sentenced to serve…

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Reptile Dealer Pleads Guilty to Illegally Trafficking Vipers, Gun Charges | USAO-MDGA

VALDOSTA, Ga. – A Florida reptile dealer pleaded guilty to shipping venomous snakes and turtles from his residence in Valdosta as part of “Operation Middleman,” a multi-agency investigation focusing on the…

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Indictments Unsealed in Athens-Atlanta FBI Safe Streets Investigation | USAO-MDGA

ATHENS, Ga. – 13 individuals are federally charged resulting from an ongoing FBI Safe Streets Gang Task Force investigation into an organization of alleged drug traffickers and violent offenders in Athens-Clarke…

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Jury Convicts Two-Time Bank Robber | USAO-MDGA

MACON, Ga. – A federal jury convicted a Lizella, Georgia, resident for bank robbery a week after being released from federal prison for previously robbing a bank. Wesley Sorrow, 50,…

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Georgia Resident Convicted for Distributing Drugs Through the U.S. Mail | USAO-MDGA

VALDOSTA, Ga. – A federal jury convicted a Nashville, Georgia, resident today for attempting to distribute methamphetamine through the U.S. Mail. Darren J. McCormick, 33, was found guilty of one…

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Final Defendant from “Open-Air” Illegal Drug Market Case Pleads Guilty | USAO-MDGA

ALBANY, Ga. – The final defendant involved in a high-volume drug trafficking operation pleaded guilty to his crime. Eddie Houston, 43, of McDonough, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to…

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Middle District of Georgia Public Service Campaign Earns International Recognition for Social Impact | USAO-MDGA

MACON, Ga. – Local honorees of an international media award—including a U.S. District Judge, an Assistant U.S. Attorney and the Executive Director of the Public Defender’s Office serving the Middle…

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Georgia Man Pleads Guilty to CARES Act PPP Fraud | USAO-MDGA

VALDOSTA, Ga. –  A Georgia man pleaded guilty to money laundering after he filed for PPP loans amounting to more than $2.6 million under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic…

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Violent Career Offender Sentenced to 151 Months in Prison | USAO-MDGA

MACON, Ga. – A career offender with a violent criminal history was sentenced to serve more than 12 years in federal prison resulting from his arrest for distributing illegal narcotics while…

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