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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 9, 2022

"Get Dat Money" Member Sentenced to 17+ Years in Prison

Whitehead is the 13th and Final GDM Member Sentenced in Meth Trafficking Investigation

MACON, Ga. – The 13th member of Macon’s “Get Dat Money” (GDM) methamphetamine drug trafficking organization was sentenced to serve more than 17 years in prison resulting from a lengthy investigation into the network’s illegal activities throughout Middle Georgia.

Tabitha Whitehead, 37, of Macon, was sentenced to serve 210 months in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release on Tuesday, March 8, after she pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine on Dec. 21, 2020. There is no parole in the federal system.

“The final member of Kelvin Carswell’s ‘Get Dat Money’ organization has been held to account for her role in pushing large amounts of methamphetamine in Middle Georgia, destroying many lives and hurting our community in the process,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Peter D. Leary. “The tremendous efforts by federal and local investigators in this case ultimately protected people and ended an illegal methamphetamine network orchestrated by Carswell from behind prison walls.”

"This sentencing ends an exhaustive investigation into a conspiracy that compounded an epidemic that is killing our citizens," said Philip Wislar, Acting Special Agent in Charge of FBI Atlanta. "The lengthy sentence received by Whitehead and the twelve other defendants in this case serves as an example of the FBI and our law enforcement partners commitment to end the opioid crisis."

“We can be grateful that this dangerous group of individuals has been held to account for spreading poison in our community. The partnership between the Bibb Sheriff’s Office and the FBI has resulted in members of the ‘Get Da Money’ criminal organization getting justice for their criminal deeds,” said Bibb County Sheriff David Davis.

The following individuals have been sentenced to prison:

Kelvin D. Carswell, aka “K-9,” “Nine,” “Kinineso Harlem Carswell,” “9ne Oharlem,” “Kninepunkin KinGcarswell,” 42, of Macon, was sentenced to serve the maximum 240 months in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release after he pleaded guilty to one count conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine on Dec. 15, 2020;

Davan Randolph, 50, of Macon, was sentenced to serve 125 months in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release after he pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine on Dec. 15, 2020;

Terrico Wade, 40, of Macon, was sentenced to serve 71 months in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release after he pleaded guilty to distribution of methamphetamine on Dec. 15, 2020;

Chad Cummings, 38, of Macon, was sentenced to serve 60 months in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release after he pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime on May 3, 2021;

Quateshia Carswell, 28, of Macon, was sentenced to serve 48 months in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release after she pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine on Dec. 1, 2020;

Trent Burton, 51, of Macon, was sentenced to serve the maximum 48 months in prison to be followed by one year of supervised release after he pleaded guilty to use of communication facility on Dec. 16, 2020;

Kewaunis King, 31, of Macon, was sentenced to serve the maximum 48 months in prison to be followed by one year of supervised release after he pleaded guilty to use of communication facility on Dec. 15, 2020. King’s federal sentence will run consecutively to any term of imprisonment imposed in Bibb County, Georgia, Superior Court for criminal conduct occurring on Nov. 27, 2018, in Case No. 2018-130280;

Trayvion Burney, 27, of Macon, was sentenced to serve 33 months in prison to be followed by one year of supervised release after he pleaded guilty to misprision of a felony on Jan. 27, 2021;

Kelly Jones, 39, of Macon, was sentenced to serve 24 months of probation after pleading guilty to use of communication facility on Dec.15, 2020;

Jahmi Booker, 39, of Macon, was sentenced to serve ten months in prison to be followed by one year of supervised release after he pleaded guilty to use of communication facility on Dec. 15, 2020;

Jacobi Jones, Sr., 36, of Macon, was sentenced to serve seven months in prison to be followed by one year of supervised release after he pleaded guilty to misprision of felony on Dec. 21, 2020; and,

Henry Flowers, 33, of Macon, was sentenced to time served to be followed by one year of supervised release after he pleaded guilty to use of a communication facility on Jan. 11, 2021.

U.S. District Judge Tilman E. “Tripp” Self III presided over this case.

According to court documents, FBI’s Macon office and the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office initiated an investigation in 2017 into the Carswell drug trafficking organization known as “Get Dat Money” or “GDM.” On May 30, 2012, Carswell had been incarcerated by the Georgia Department of Corrections, serving a sentence for attempted carjacking with a maximum release date of Oct. 12, 2026. In June 2017, the FBI received information that Carswell was orchestrating the sale of drugs while incarcerated at the Washington State Prison in Sandersville, Georgia. A search of Carswell’s prison cell uncovered a quantity of drugs and a cellular phone with multiple SD cards. Investigators discovered Carswell was texting his co-conspirators explicit instructions via his contraband cell phone to facilitate the distribution of methamphetamine, heroin and crack cocaine from prison. The drugs, once obtained, were sold from a residence Carswell and his co-conspirators referred to as The Mansion” located at 373 Fulton Street in Macon. Carswell’s co-conspirators would sell drugs out of “The Mansion” at his direction. Drugs were also sold by distributors working at the behest of Carswell at multiple motels located in Macon. Throughout the course of the conspiracy, Carswell’s co-conspirators obtained more than 10,000 grams of methamphetamine for distribution at his direction.

The case was investigated by the FBI and the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office.

Criminal Chief Michael Solis prosecuted the case.

Updated March 9, 2022