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Drug Dealers Sentenced For Role In Cairo Cocaine And Crack Cocaine Operation

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

Eddie Lee Perry, age 43, of Cairo, Georgia, Joseph Davenport, age 52, of Thomasville, Georgia, and Brandon Perry, age 22, of Cairo, Georgia were sentenced March 17, 2016 by the Honorable W. Louis Sands in Albany, Georgia. Mr. Eddie Perry was sentenced to serve 240 months in federal prison. Based on his multiple prior cocaine convictions, Mr. Davenport has been sentenced to mandatory life imprisonment. Mr. Brandon Perry received 18 months and credit for time served. Chad Ragin was not sentenced today.

Evidence presented at trial in August 2015 showed that during 2013, Eddie Lee Perry, Joseph Davenport, and Chad Ragin were part of a criminal organization that distributed cocaine and crack cocaine in Cairo, Georgia. Mr. Ragin acted as a courier of drugs and money between Mr. Perry and Roger Ross, of the Miami, Florida area. Mr. Davenport “cooked” the powder cocaine, converting it into crack cocaine. The organization was responsible for trafficking/distributing kilogram quantities of cocaine.

Roger Ross was sentenced in October 2015 to 30 years imprisonment, followed by a term of supervised release of 8 years.

Brandon Perry entered a guilty plea on November 17, 2015.

The case was investigated by the Thomas County Vice/Narcotics Squad, the Thomasville Police Department, the Grady County Sheriff’s Office, the Cairo Police Department, the Pelham Police Department, the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles District Office and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Assistant United States Attorney Leah E. McEwen prosecuted the case for the Government.

Questions concerning this case should be directed to Pamela Lightsey, Public Information Officer, United States Attorney’s Office, at (478) 621-2603.

Updated March 21, 2016

Drug Trafficking