Drug Dealer Sentenced To Federal Prison
Michael J. Moore, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announced the sentencing of Christopher J. Daniels, 30, a resident of Colquitt, Georgia, on June 27, 2013 by the Honorable W. Louis Sands, United States District Judge for the Middle District of Georgia. Judge Sands sentenced Mr. Daniels to serve eighty-seven (87) months confinement in the Bureau of Prisons following his plea of guilty on March 25, 2013, to Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine and Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking. There is no parole in the federal system.
During a traffic stop for speeding, a drug detection canine on the scene alerted to the presence of illegal narcotics in the vehicle. Upon searching Mr. Daniels' vehicle, a quantity of cocaine and a Smith and Wesson 9mm handgun was found. Mr. Daniel admitted that both the cocaine and the handgun belonged to him. He stated that he needed the gun to protect his drugs while traveling.
The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Leah E. McEwen 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.