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Macon man sentenced to jail for methamphetamine trafficking in local motels | USAO-MDGA


MACON, Georgia – A Macon man convicted of distributing methamphetamine at motels in Macon was sentenced to jail this week as part of a larger investigation into drug trafficking along the corridor Eisenhower Parkway.

Carlos Brown aka Lo, 33, of Macon, was sentenced to 150 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release by U.S. District Judge Marc Treadwell on Tuesday, November 30, after previously pleading guilty to distributing methamphetamine. There is no parole in the federal system.

“This criminal organization is responsible for distributing over 4.5 kilograms of methamphetamine to local hotels in a short period of time, damaging lives while creating a breeding ground for crime and violence,” said US Attorney Peter D. Leary. “Our office, working alongside federal and local authorities, will not tolerate this activity; we will pursue federal prosecutions when warranted.

“The conviction of Brown and his many co-defendants demonstrates the FBI’s commitment to work diligently with our local and federal partners to investigate and dismantle drug trafficking organizations,” said Chris Hacker, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Atlanta .

“We are grateful to see Carlos Brown and his cronies receiving proper justice for their evil deeds. This is a group of individuals who have been prevented from spreading dangerous drugs in our community. Our citizens can appreciate the clear results of the partnership between the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI, ”said Bibb County Sheriff David J. Davis.

According to court documents, FBI and Bibb County Sheriff’s Office agents began investigating Brown for distributing methamphetamine at various hotels in the Eisenhower Parkway in Macon in June 2019. As part of the investigation , officers used a confidential source (CS) to conduct several methamphetamine purchasing checks between July and September 2019. A wiretapping investigation began in September 2019 and, alongside the surveillance, confirmed that Brown was distributing various amounts of methamphetamine to many people in the Macon area. The interceptions also revealed that Brown had multiple sources of methamphetamine supply. During the investigation, the methamphetamine organization distributed more than 4.5 kilograms of “frozen” methamphetamine.

The following co-defendants are awaiting trial:

Roderick Chester, 34, of Macon, was found guilty by a federal jury after a three-day trial on Wednesday, August 25, for conspiring to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, distribution methamphetamine and being a felon in possession of a firearm. Chester faces a mandatory minimum sentence of ten years up to a maximum of life in prison. Sentencing is scheduled for February 2, 2022;

Tamara Fryer, 34, of Macon, has pleaded guilty to using any means of communication to cause or facilitate the commission of crimes under the Controlled Substances Act and faces a maximum of four years in prison. A sentencing date has not been set; and,

Milton Hill, 38, of Macon, has pleaded guilty to using any means of communication to cause or facilitate the commission of crimes under the Controlled Substances Act and faces a maximum of four years in prison. A sentencing date has not been set.

The following co-defendants were convicted of their crimes:

Robert Lee Whisby, Jr. aka Lil Pumpkin, 46, of Macon and Stone Mountain, Ga., Pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and was sentenced to 240 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release;

Rodney Morris, Sr., 46, of Macon, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and was sentenced to 200 months in prison followed by four years of supervised release;

Cartney Pitts, alias Blue, 37, of Macon, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine and was sentenced to 200 months in prison, followed by five years on probation;

Joshua Barham aka Gambino, 32, of Macon, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and was sentenced to 175 months in prison, followed by three years on probation;

Shauna Bush, aka Brittany, 26, of Macon, pleaded guilty to distributing methamphetamine and was sentenced to 121 months in prison, followed by three years on probation;

Keyundre Stafford aka Dre, 26, of Macon, pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm in the prosecution of the crime of drug trafficking and using any means of communication to cause or facilitate the commission of crimes under the Controlled Substance Act and was sentenced to serve 108 months in prison followed by five years on probation;

Stephanie Davis, 32, of Macon, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine and was sentenced to 100 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release;

Kyra Williams, aka K-Boo, 29, of Macon, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine and was sentenced to 100 months in prison, followed by three years on probation;

Morley Culver, 44, of Macon, pleaded guilty to two counts of using communications media to cause or facilitate the commission of crimes under the Controlled Substances Act and was sentenced to 96 months in prison followed by one year of supervised release;

Troy Faulks, 49, of Macon, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine and was sentenced to 87 months in prison, followed by three years on probation;

Lori Harrell, 34, of Macon, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine and was sentenced to 80 months in prison following sentences imposed in Bibb County, Ga. the Superior Court, followed by three years of supervision Liberation;

Albruce Green, alias B, 41, of Macon, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and was sentenced to 60 months in jail consecutive to a sentence imposed in an unrelated case, followed by three years of supervised release;

Ray Kendrick aka Unk, 63, of Macon, pleaded guilty to using any means of communication to cause or facilitate the commission of crimes under the Controlled Substance Act and was sentenced to 48 months in prison followed one year of supervised release;

Theon Robinson, 40, of Macon and Sarasota, Fla., Pleaded guilty to using any means of communication to cause or facilitate the commission of crimes under the Controlled Substance Act and was sentenced to 46 months of prison followed by one year of supervised release. ; and,

Melvin Cason, 32, of Macon, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and was sentenced to three years probation.

The case was investigated by the FBI and the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office.

Assistant U.S. prosecutors Shanelle Booker, Beth Howard and Will Keyes are continuing the case.