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Camilla man sentenced for illegal drugs

Mitchell County resident sentenced to prison for cocaine

ALBANY — A Camilla man was sentenced in Albany Wednesday to 27 years in federal prison, court officials say.

According to a release by the U.S. Department of Justice, Curtis Bernard Donaldson, 33, had earlier pleaded guilty to the charges of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute marijuana, cocaine and cocaine base.

The sentence was handed down by W. Louis Sands, U.S. District Court at the U.S Courthouse on Broad Avenue, the release states.

According to the DOJ, Donaldson admitted that he was a major distributor of cocaine, crack cocaine and marijuana in southwest Georgia, and that his organization maintained drug ties with Mexican nationals who were importing illegal drugs in the the United States.

“It is obvious from the quantities and diversity of the drugs Mr. Donaldson was distributing that he was essentially a ‘one man crime wave’ in Southwest Georgia,” said U.S. attorney, Michael Moore in a statement.

The DOJ states that the case was investigated by agents from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Pelham Police Department, Thomas County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Squad, Georgia State Patrol and Webster County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant Untied States Attorney Leah E. McEwen prosecuted the case for the government.