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Seven from N. Bryan sentenced to federal prison

Group part of 13 in meth trafficking bust

POSTED: May 12, 2017 8:43 p.m.

Seven North Bryan residents were sentenced to federal prison earlier this week in U.S. District Court for their roles in a methamphetamine trafficking ring.

The ring included 13 defendants convicted in the joint federal and state operation targeting meth trafficking in South Georgia. All were sentenced by United States District Court Judge Lisa Godbey Wood.

Those sentenced include:

- Jeremy Nicholas Taylor, 27, of Ellabell, who was sentenced to 82 months and 3 years supervised release.

- Scott Lamont Pointer, 35, of Ellabell, who was sentenced to 52 months and 3 years supervised release.

- Timothy Wayne Davis, 49, of Ellabell, who was sentenced to 48 months and 3 years supervised release.

- Christopher Gage Floyd, 21, of Pembroke, who was sentenced to 46 months and 3 years supervised release.

- Kenneth Jordan Lane, 24, of Pembroke, who was sentenced to 52 months and 3 years supervised release.

- Jeffery James Taylor, 28, of Ellabell, who was sentenced to 48 months and 3 years supervised release.

- Casandra Rae Hendrix, 24, of Ellabell, who was sentenced to 24 months and 3 years supervised release.

- Jeramie Thomas Leslie, 31, of Guyton, who was sentenced to 112 months, followed by 3 years of supervised release.

- John Christopher Paulson, 40, of Rincon, who was sentenced to 132 months and 3 years supervised release.

- William Preston Gibbs, 22, of Glennville, who was sentenced to 82 months and 3 years supervised release.

- Jeremiah Jones Richardson, 29, of Statesboro, who was sentenced to 70 months and 3 years supervised release.

- Jason Todd Smith, 44, of Fleming, who was sentenced to 230 months and 3 years supervised release.

- Samori Jodan Smokes, 35, of Eden, who was sentenced to 132 months and 3 years supervised release.

Acting U.S. Attorney Jim Durham commended the work of the agencies involved in the joint federal-state investigation, including the DEA, GBI, the Bryan County Sheriff’s Office, the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office, the Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team, the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team, the Richmond Hill Police Department and the Pembroke Police Department.  Assistance was also provided by the Rincon Police Department and the U.S. Marshal’s Service. 

 

Seven North Bryan residents were sentenced to federal prison earlier this week in U.S. District Court for their roles in a methamphetamine trafficking ring.

The ring included 13 defendants convicted in the joint federal and state operation targeting meth trafficking in South Georgia. All were sentenced by United States District Court Judge Lisa Godbey Wood.

Those sentenced include:

- Jeremy Nicholas Taylor, 27, of Ellabell, who was sentenced to 82 months and 3 years supervised release.

- Scott Lamont Pointer, 35, of Ellabell, who was sentenced to 52 months and 3 years supervised release.

- Timothy Wayne Davis, 49, of Ellabell, who was sentenced to 48 months and 3 years supervised release.

- Christopher Gage Floyd, 21, of Pembroke, who was sentenced to 46 months and 3 years supervised release.

- Kenneth Jordan Lane, 24, of Pembroke, who was sentenced to 52 months and 3 years supervised release.

- Jeffery James Taylor, 28, of Ellabell, who was sentenced to 48 months and 3 years supervised release.

- Casandra Rae Hendrix, 24, of Ellabell, who was sentenced to 24 months and 3 years supervised release.

- Jeramie Thomas Leslie, 31, of Guyton, who was sentenced to 112 months, followed by 3 years of supervised release.

- John Christopher Paulson, 40, of Rincon, who was sentenced to 132 months and 3 years supervised release.

- William Preston Gibbs, 22, of Glennville, who was sentenced to 82 months and 3 years supervised release.

- Jeremiah Jones Richardson, 29, of Statesboro, who was sentenced to 70 months and 3 years supervised release.

- Jason Todd Smith, 44, of Fleming, who was sentenced to 230 months and 3 years supervised release.

- Samori Jodan Smokes, 35, of Eden, who was sentenced to 132 months and 3 years supervised release.

Acting U.S. Attorney Jim Durham commended the work of the agencies involved in the joint federal-state investigation, including the DEA, GBI, the Bryan County Sheriff’s Office, the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office, the Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team, the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team, the Richmond Hill Police Department and the Pembroke Police Department.  Assistance was also provided by the Rincon Police Department and the U.S. Marshal’s Service. 

 

Assistant United States Attorney Charlie Bourne prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States. For additional information, please contact the United States Attorney’s Office at (912) 201-2522.

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