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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Georgia

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Drug Dealer Sentenced

Michael J. Moore, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announced that Adrian Leary, age 33, of Eatonville, Florida, was sentenced on June 3, 2013 to 105 months in prison to be followed by four (4) years of supervised release after pleading guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(B)(ii)(II) and Title 18, United States Code, Section 2.  The Honorable Hugh Lawson, United States District Judge, sentenced Mr. Leary in Valdosta, Georgia.

In entering of his plea of guilty on February 22, 2013, Mr. Leary admitted that on August 18, 2012, in an effort to evade law enforcement while driving southbound on Interstate 75, he drove at speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour.  Mr. Leary admitted damaging two vehicles during the pursuit after exiting Interstate 75.  Mr. Leary was apprehended shortly after his attempt to flee the second crash site.  A search of the vehicle revealed 525.7 grams of cocaine which were seized and tested by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

“Mr. Leary’s actions both as he distributed cocaine and as he recklessly fled from the Sheriff’s deputies, put the public in danger.  He won’t be a threat to public safety while he is in federal prison,” said U.S. Attorney Michael Moore.

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office.  Assistant United States Attorney Peter Leary, who is not related to the defendant, handled the prosecution for the Government.

Inquiries regarding the case should be directed to Sue McKinney, Public Affairs Specialist, United States Attorney’s Office at (478) 621-2602.

Updated February 19, 2015