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

Friday, August 9, 2013

Guilty Verdict Reached In Trial Against Drug Dealer


Michael J. Moore, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announced the conviction of William Campbell, age 62, of Woodville, Georgia, after a three day jury trial before the Honorable C. Ashley Royal, Chief United States District Court Judge for the Middle District of Georgia in Athens, Georgia on August 8, 2013. 

Mr. Campbell was convicted on one count of conspiracy to distribute and one count of actual distribution of crack cocaine, a Scheduled II controlled substance.

Testimony at trial revealed that Mr. Campbell was involved in a drug dealing enterprise from January 1995 through September 2012 in the Woodville, Greene County, Georgia area, where he dealt in crack cocaine. The evidence showed that Mr. Campbell would receive orders for crack cocaine from interested buyers and then direct them to where the purchases could be made. 

Mr. Campbell faces a minimum mandatory sentence of five (5) years to a maximum forty (40) years imprisonment on the charge of distribution of crack cocaine and up to five (5) years imprisonment on the conspiracy charge.

Sentencing for Mr. Campbell will be set by the Court at a later date.

The case was investigated by the Greene County Sheriff’s Office.  Assistant United States Attorneys Tamara Jarrett and Julia Bowen prosecuted the case 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