Wednesday, March 19, 2014
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ALBANY — A Leary man was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in federal prison for conspiracy to possess and distribute cocaine and cocaine base, court officials say. The sentence was handed down by W. Louis Sands, United States District Court Judge, in Albany.
According to a release by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bobby Charles Taylor, aka “Big Fifty,” 38, was convicted of the charges on Sept. 5, 2013, following a 20-day jury trial. Testimony at the trial revealed that Taylor was involved in a large-scale cocaine and crack cocaine organization responsible for the distribution of more than 750 kilograms of cocaine, the release stated.
“This brings to an end the criminal career of a major drug distributor in Southwest Georgia,” said U.S. attorney, Michael Moore. “There is no parole for those convicted and sentenced in the federal courts, so it will be three decades before Mr. Taylor will have the opportunity to ply his trade again.”
According to the release, the case was investigated by agents from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Bainbridge Department of Public safety and Georgia State Patrol. Assistant U.S. Attorney Leah E. McEwen prosecuted the case for the government.