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South Ga. drug traffickers sentenced

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

The last round of sentencing was handed down last month in federal court after a massive drug trafficking operation that was part of a two-year, multi-agency investigation.

The operation ran in Tattnall, Appling, Glynn, Liberty and Chatham counties.

"Illegal drugs are not only a problem in Georgia, they are a plague on our entire nation.  This organization was a threat to the South Georgia communities where it operated.  Those who peddle and profit from this scourge in our communities can expect to spend years in federal prison," said U.S. Attorney Edward J. Tarver in a statement.

The convictions were the result of an investigation by the DEA, Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Tri-Circuit Drug Task Force, Altamaha Drug Task Force, Glynn-Brunswick Narcotics Enforcement Team , Liberty County Sheriff's Office, Hinesville Police Dept. and Glennville Police Dept.

The 28 indicted co-conspirators included Tellas Levallas Kennedy, three of Kennedy's sources of cocaine supply and his network of cocaine distributors, brokers and assistants. 

The heaviest sentences were handed down to Terrance Stanton and Rodney Scott, who were tried July 11-13. They received life in prison.

The other 26 defendants were charged as part of a 134-count indictment. They pleaded guilty and received an average sentence of more than seven years in prison. 

According to the evidence presented during the trial and at several guilty plea and sentencing hearings, the organization distributed powder and crack cocaine, ecstasy and marijuana on a large scale in Tattnall, Appling, Glynn, Liberty, and Chatham counties.

Tellas Levallas Kennedy, 37, Glennville, was sentenced to 210 months in prison.

Antonio Marquet Mangram, 42, Vidalia, was sentenced to 92 months in prison.

Oscar Lee Mangram, 44, Brunswick, was sentenced to 48 months in prison.

Jeffrey Jackson, 40, Baxley, was sentenced to 144 months in prison.

Eric Kennard Crump, 43, Glennville, was sentenced to 77 months in prison.

Manuel Longoria, 48, Glennville, was sentenced to 15 months in prison.

Perez Alonzo Staples, 30, Glennville, was sentenced to 19 months in prison.

Scottie Labell Fate, 28, Glennville, was sentenced to 41 months in prison.

Mario Demetrius McNeal, 25, Glennville, was sentenced to 188 months in prison.

Christopher Lamont Davis, 38, Glennville, was sentenced to 92 months in prison.

Tony Tykeem Tigner, 24, Glennville, was sentenced to 21 months in prison.

Darius Laron Cain, 25, Glennville, was sentenced to 27 months in prison.

Jeffery Lee Grant, 34, Glennville, was sentenced to 27 months in prison.

Shelton Maurice Williams, 26, Glennville, was sentenced to 48 months in prison.

Ervin Walker, Jr., 44, Glennville, was sentenced to 188 months in prison.

Tosha Lashone Williams, 39, Glennville, was sentenced to 14 months in prison.

Terrence Gerard Stanton, 26, Hinesville, was sentenced to life in prison.

Romon Velar Mickel, 34, Hinesville, was sentenced to 68 months in prison.

Martell Antwon Mingo, 29, Hinesville, was sentenced to 235 months in prison.

Lawrence Michael Drayton, 38, Hinesville, was sentenced to 188 months in prison.

Leon Varneze Pace, 32, Hinesville, was sentenced to 20 months in prison;

Rodney Lorenzo Scott, 27, Hinesville, was sentenced to life in prison.

Matthew Helmut Hawkins, 35, Hinesville, was sentenced to 102 months in prison.

Gregory Ali Owens, 31, Hinesville, was sentenced to 96 months in prison.

Brian Leonard Freeman, 40, Glennville, was sentenced to 24 months in prison.

Deonte Jarvarys Bacon, 23, Hinesville, was sentenced to 30 months in prison.

Stanley Edward Brown, 27, Hinesville, was sentenced to 31 months in prison.

Shaquana Elizabeth Brown, 25, Hinesville, was sentenced to 14 months in prison.

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