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Press Release

Drug Dealer And Armed Career Criminal Sentenced

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Georgia

Michael J. Moore, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announced that Travis Lokey, age 32, of Columbus, Georgia, was sentenced on May 30, 2013, by the Honorable Clay D. Land, District Judge for the Middle District of Georgia in Columbus, Georgia.  Judge Land sentenced Mr. Lokey to seventeen and one-half (17 ½) years in prison for distribution of crack cocaine in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 41(b)(1)(B)(iii), and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in violation of Title 18 United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(e).

In entering his plea of guilty to Count One of the Superseding Information, Mr. Lokey admitted that on May 10, 2011, he distributed over twenty-eight (28) grams of crack cocaine to a confidential source working with the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office.  Additionally, Mr. Lokey entered a guilty plea to Count Two of the Superseding Information, admitting that on October 27, 2011, he was stopped for a speeding violation which revealed that he had a suspended driver’s license.  During a search by an officer with the Columbus Police Department, a Charter Arms model Undercover.38 Special caliber revolver was found in Mr. Lokey’s right front pants pocket.

As a result of Mr. Lokey’s prior convictions, he faced a sentence of five (5) to forty (40) years for the distribution of crack cocaine and a sentence of fifteen (15) years to life for the possession of a firearm by a convicted felon as mandated by the Armed Career Criminal Act of 1984 (which requires a mandatory minimum of fifteen years (15) years to life for individuals with three prior convictions for either drug trafficking crimes or crimes of violence).

“When repeat offenders are taken off the streets it is a win for us all, and in this case especially for the people of Columbus,” said U.S. Attorney Michael Moore.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, and the Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Crawford Seals.

Inquiries regarding the case should be directed to Sue McKinney, Public Affairs Specialist, United States Attorney’s Office at (478) 621-2602.

Updated February 19, 2015