Albany man sentenced after decision by jury

Jamal Smith

Jamal Smith

ALBANY, Ga. — Jamal Smith pleaded guilty to possession of prescription drugs Wednesday and was sentenced to 10 years supervised probation by Dougherty Superior Court Judge Denise Marshall.

“If he violates his probation he must serve two years in prison. He had a lesser role in the conspiracy,” said District Attorney Greg Edwards. “He had no criminal record, a full-time job and he never got out of the car during his brother’s transaction.”

Jamal Smith’s brother’ Granvil Smith, a Dougherty County Jail guard at the time of the crime, pleaded guilty in the drug possession case. He was sentenced to serve at least five years of a 10- year prison sentence on May 9.

Although he was also a first offender, Granvil Smith’s possession of Oxycontin and Xanax for sale violated his oath as a law enforcement officer. His making arrangements with an inmate to sell the drugs compounded his violation.

The inmate was a confidential informant. He disclosed what Granvil Smith wanted to do to authorities. A sale outside the jail was arranged to undercover Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit agents.

According to Edwards, Jamal Smith served as a driver to the drug sale, while Granvil Smith handled the planning and had the drugs.


Sister_Ruby 3 years, 6 months ago

Sounds like a mosquito bite on the wrist for Jamal Smith. LHAO


Cartman 3 years, 6 months ago

Why bother drug testing city employees, when drug criminals don't even get hard time? Was Jamal on the school board or something?


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