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

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Wesley White, Sr. Pleads Guilty To Crack Cocaine Charges

Michael J. Moore, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announced that Wesley White, Sr., a/k/a “Westside”, 38, of Valdosta, Georgia, entered a plea of guilty on January 13, 2014, to possession with intent to distribute more than 28 grams of “crack cocaine”.  Mr. White entered his plea of guilty before Senior U.S. District Court Judge Hugh Lawson in Valdosta, Georgia.

As a part of his plea agreement, Mr. White admitted that on June 3, 2013, a search warrant was executed at his residence in Valdosta, Georgia, which yielded drugs intended for distribution.  During the search, investigators discovered six (6) cookies of crack cocaine packaged in sandwich bags, seven (7) bags of powder cocaine, a one (1) gallon-sized bag of marijuana and a cocaine press which contained some of the cocaine, in the kitchen of the residence.  In the living room, officers found two (2) quart-sized bags of marijuana, digital scales and $1216.00 in currency. 

The Court scheduled sentencing for April 28, 2014 in Valdosta, Georgia.  Mr. White faces a sentence of a mandatory minimum of five (5) years up to forty (40) years imprisonment and a $5,000,000.00 fine, or both.

“In the Middle District of Georgia, people who deal drugs will face the full force of the federal authorities, specifically my office, which is made possible by the extraordinary cooperative efforts of our state and federal law enforcement agencies,” said U.S. Attorney Michael Moore.

The case is the culmination of many years of investigation by the FBI Southwest Georgia Gang Task Force, Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Division, Valdosta Police Department and the Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office.  Assistant United States Attorney Robert D. McCullers is handling the prosecution for the Government.

For additional information please contact Pamela Lightsey, Public Information Officer, United States Attorney’s Office at (478) 621-2603.

Updated February 19, 2015