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Drug Dealer Convicted

April 13, 2012

                       Michael J. Moore, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announces a guilty verdict against Martin Terrell Tillman, a/k/a “Bo Gator”, a/k/a “Gator”, before the Honorable Hugh Lawson, United States District Judge for the Middle District of Georgia, today in Valdosta, Georgia.

            Tillman was found guilty after a five day jury trial of One Count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a Schedule II controlled substance, to-wit: cocaine in excess of five (5) kilograms, all in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 846 i/c/w Title 21 United States Code, Section 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(A)(ii).  Sentencing is scheduled for July 16, 2012, at 9:30 a.m. in Valdosta, Georgia.

            U.S. Attorney Moore said, “With this conviction, we are continuing to break the links of the drug distribution chain in South Georgia.  My office remains committed to making sure that the people who put cocaine on the streets in the Middle District of Georgia wind up in federal prison.”

            Tillman faces a minimum mandatory sentence of ten (10) years imprisonment up to life imprisonment, a $10,000,000.00 fine or both plus five (5) years supervised release and a $100.00 mandatory assessment fee.

            The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, along with the members of the FBI Gang Task Force which is comprised of the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office, the Valdosta Police Department, the Lanier County Sheriff’s Office and the Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office.  Assistant United States Attorney Leah McEwen prosecuted the case.

            For additional information regarding this case, please contact Sue McKinney, Public Affairs Specialist, United States Attorney’s Office at (478) 752-3511.

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