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

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Fitzgerald Man Convicted Of Possession Of Cocaine

Charles E. Peeler, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announces that on June 6, 2018, a jury convicted 42-year-old Patrick Leigh Burnham of Fitzgerald, Georgia of Possession of Cocaine and Possession of Cocaine Base occurring on July 20, 2017 at 128 Jacksonville Highway in Fitzgerald.  Each offense carries a maximum possible term of incarceration of three (3) years and a fine in the range of $5000 to $250,000.

This case was investigated by the Ben Hill County Sheriff’s Office.  Assistant United States Attorney Leah E. McEwen prosecuted the case for the United States.

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

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Updated June 12, 2018