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Major Drug Dealer Sentenced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 20, 2014


Michael J. Moore, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announced that Curtis Bernard Donaldson, aged 33, of Camilla, Georgia, was sentenced on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, to serve 27 years in federal prison for conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute marijuana, cocaine and cocaine base.  The sentence was handed down by the Honorable W. Louis Sands, United States District Court Judge, in Albany, Georgia.

Mr. Donaldson entered a guilty plea to the charges on September 25, 2013.  In his plea agreement, Mr. Donaldson admitted that he was a major distributor of cocaine, crack cocaine and marijuana in Southwest Georgia.  His organization maintained drug ties with Mexican nationals who were importing illegal drugs into the United States.   After a hearing, the Court held Mr. Donaldson responsible for distributing over 2.5 kilograms of crack cocaine, one-half kilogram of powder cocaine, 272 kilograms of marijuana and 6.8 grams of MDMA.

U.S. Attorney Michael Moore said, "It is obvious from the quantities and diversity of the drugs Mr. Donaldson was distributing that he was essentially a 'one man crime wave' in Southwest Georgia.  It was the effective cooperation and collaboration between federal, state and local law enforcement in this case that resulted in bringing to an end his trade in illicit drugs."

The case was investigated by agents from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Pelham Police Department, Thomas County Sheriffs Office Vice and Narcotics Squad, Georgia State Patrol and Webster County Sheriffs Office.  Assistant United States Attorney Leah E. McEwen prosecuted the case for the government.

Inquiries regarding the case should be directed to Pamela Lightsey, United States Attorney's Office at (478) 621-2603.

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