Drug Dealers Sentenced to Federal Prison
Michael J. Moore, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announced the sentencing of Kelvin Johnson, age 35, of Donalsonville, Georgia, Carlos Johnson, age 29, of Donalsonville, Georgia, Antonio Winbush, age 30, of Leary, Georgia, and Raymond Sutton, age 38, of Albany, Georgia, on June 13, 2013, before the Honorable W. Louis Sands, United States District Judge for the Middle District of Georgia.
Carlos and Kelvin Johnson had earlier pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute both cocaine powder and cocaine base (“crack” cocaine). Carlos Johnson had also pled guilty to money laundering, as well. Winbush and Sutton had both pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute cocaine.
Court records reveal that the four defendants were part of a large group operating in the Seminole County, Georgia, area between 2008 and 2011 distributing multi-ounce quantities of cocaine powder and cocaine base (“crack” cocaine).
Carlos and Kelvin Johnson both received sentences of life imprisonment. Sutton was sentenced to one hundred sixty-eight months imprisonment and Winbush received a sentence of eighty-seven months in prison. All four men were also sentenced to five years supervised release and a $100.00 mandatory assessment fee per count of conviction.
“There is no parole in the federal system. These life sentences mean that Carlos and Kelvin Johnson shall never be dealing drugs in our community again. All four of these sentences should send a strong message to those who deal drugs illegally of the fate that awaits them if prosecuted in federal Court,” said United States Attorney Michael Moore.
The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Georgia Bureau of Investigation, with the assistance of the Albany-Dougherty County Drug Unit, South Central Drug Task Force, and the Mid-South Narcotics Task Force. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Leah McEwen.
Inquiries regarding the case should be directed to Sue McKinney, Public Affairs Specialist, United States Attorney's Office at (478) 621-2602.