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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 1, 2015

Macon Drug Dealer Sentenced For Possession Of Cocaine With Intent To Distribute

Michael J. Moore, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announced that, Victor Burnett, aged 33, of Macon, Georgia, was sentenced on April 28, 2015 to serve 7 years (84 months) in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute cocaine.  The sentence was handed down by U.S. District Court Judge Marc T. Treadwell in Macon, Georgia.

Mr. Burnett pled guilty to the charge on January 21, 2015.  As part of his plea, he admitted that he had a cocaine supplier in Atlanta, Georgia who supplied him with kilogram quantities of cocaine.  Once obtained, Mr. Burnett transported the cocaine to Macon, Georgia for sale and distribution.  On July 4, 2012, surveillance officers observed Mr. Burnett as he traveled to Hartsfield International Airport in Atlanta and took delivery of 1718 grams of powder cocaine which he then transported to Macon, Georgia with the intent to distribute it.  A search of the vehicle revealed over $18,000 in currency in addition to the cocaine.   

“Cocaine is not a problem of the past.  It continues to pollute our streets because of drug dealers like Mr. Burnett.  We are committed to doing whatever it takes to get these drugs off the streets, even if that means that we lock up the dealers one at a time,” said U.S. Attorney Michael Moore.

U.S. Postal Inspector in Charge Thomas L. Noyes II stated, “The U.S. Postal Inspection Service aggressively investigates cases involving the misuse of the U.S. mail system by criminals who traffic illegal contraband such as narcotics and financial proceeds.  This case demonstrates the success of State and Federal agencies collaborating to bring offenders to justice.”

Mr. Burnett’s arrest was the result of a joint investigation conducted by agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS).  Assistant United States Attorney Charles Calhoun 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.

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Updated May 1, 2015