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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 9, 2022

17-Count Indictment Unsealed, 22 Defendants in Custody Resulting from Middle GA to Metro Atlanta Meth Investigation

MACON, Ga. – Arrest warrants were executed today and 22 individuals are facing federal charges resulting from an ongoing methamphetamine trafficking investigation in Milledgeville, Georgia, with ties to metro Atlanta. An indictment is only an allegation of criminal conduct. All of the defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law beyond a reasonable doubt.

A federal indictment was unsealed this morning charging the following individuals:

  • Jarvis Havior aka J Bo, 30, of Milledgeville, is charged with one count conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, six counts distribution of methamphetamine, two counts possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, two counts possession of cocaine or cocaine base with intent to distribute, two counts possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and one count maintaining a drug-involved premises;
     
  • Paris Binion, 28, of Milledgeville, is charged with one count conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, two counts possession of cocaine or cocaine base with intent to distribute, one count possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, one count possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and one count maintaining a drug-involved premises;
     
  • Maegan Simmons, 24, of Milledgeville, is charged with one count conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, one count possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and one count possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime;
     
  • Dwight Turner aka Wight, 56, of Milledgeville, is charged with one count conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and two counts distribution of methamphetamine;
     
  • Bruce Harrison, 39, of Milledgeville, is charged with one count conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and one count possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute;
     
  • Ronald Brewer, 58, of Milledgeville, is charged with one count conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and one count possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute;
     
  • Matthew Cameron, 47, of Milledgeville, is charged with one count conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and one count possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute;
     
  • Annie Collins, 20, of Milledgeville, is charged with one count conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and one count possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute;
     
  • Anrico Taylor aka Rico, 33, of Milledgeville, is charged with one count conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and one count possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute;
     
  • Noe Canela, 32, of Lilburn, Georgia, is charged with one count conspiracy to distribute controlled substances;
     
  • Nicholas Cuevas-Flores, 36, of Lawrenceville, Georgia, is charged with one count conspiracy to distribute controlled substances;
     
  • Tyrone Hitchcock aka T Y, 47, of Milledgeville, is charged with one count conspiracy to distribute controlled substances;
     
  • Macarthur Reeves aka Mac, 66, of Milledgeville, is charged with one count conspiracy to distribute controlled substances;
     
  • Perry Miller, 26, of Milledgeville, is charged with one count conspiracy to distribute controlled substances;
     
  • Arturo Marshall aka Turo, 40, of Milledgeville, is charged with one count conspiracy to distribute controlled substances;
     
  • Paul Bentley aka Old School 56, of Milledgeville, is charged with one count conspiracy to distribute controlled substances;
     
  • Alicia Nugent, 37, of Milledgeville, is charged with one count conspiracy to distribute controlled substances;
     
  • Dawn Carey, 46, of Milledgeville, is charged with one count conspiracy to distribute controlled substances;
     
  • Paul Collins, 59, of Milledgeville, is charged with one count conspiracy to distribute controlled substances;
     
  • Amber Vanclief, 31, of Milledgeville, is charged with one count conspiracy to distribute controlled substances;
     
  • Ryan Rickard, 48, of Milledgeville, is charged with one count conspiracy to distribute controlled substances; and,
     
  • Lamont Jackson, 47, of Milledgeville, is charged with one count conspiracy to distribute controlled substances.
     

The charge of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances carries a maximum life imprisonment, the charge of distribution of methamphetamine carries a maximum life imprisonment, the charge of  possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute carries a maximum life imprisonment, the charge of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime carries a maximum life imprisonment, the charge of possession of cocaine or cocaine base with intent to distribute carries a maximum 20 years in prison, the charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon carries a maximum ten years in prison and the charge of maintaining a drug-involved premises carries a maximum ten years in prison.

Initial appearances for the defendants will occur before U.S. Magistrate Judge Charles H. Weigle on Feb. 9 and Feb. 10.

This case is being prosecuted as part of the joint federal, state, and local Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program, the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

This case is being investigated by DEA, FBI, GBI, Ocmulgee Drug Task Force, Baldwin County Sherriff’s Office, Laurens County Sheriff’s Office, Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Georgia Department of Corrections, Milledgeville Community Supervision Office, Wilkinson County Sheriff’s Office, Jones County Sheriff’s Office, Atlanta-Carolina’s HIDTA Office and Gwinnett Metro Task Force.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Alex Kalim is prosecuting the case.

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Drug Trafficking
Updated February 9, 2022