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Drug dealers sentenced in federal court

ALBANY -- U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of Georgia imposed sentences on the following convicts Monday, said U.S. Attorney Michael J. Moore.

James Corshoray Willis, 35, of Moultrie, received an 80-month sentence to prison. According to Moore's report, Willis pleaded guilty to distribution of between 500 grams and 2 kilograms cocaine.

Peter Thornton, 39, of Moultrie, was sentenced to 188 months in prison after pleading guilty to possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine. Thornton stipulated that he was responsible for 109 grams of crack and 337 grams of powder cocaine.

Also sentenced to prison on various drug charges were William McKeithen, 42, and Justin Barron, 30, both of Valdosta; David Laster, 41 of Ocilla, and Curtis Lee Williams, 31, and Johnny Locklear, both of Lakeland. The sentences varied from a low of six months for Locklear to a high of 209 months for McKeithen.

Moore stated, "I appreciate the cooperative efforts of our state, local and federal partners as we work to take drug dealers off the street and put them in prison for a good long time."