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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Theron King a/k/a "Bug" Sentenced For Distribution Of Methamphetamine

              Charles E. Peeler, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announces that on March 15, 2018, United States District Court Judge W. Louis Sands sentenced Theron King, a/k/a “Bug”, age 29, of Doerun, GA, to 130 months imprisonment for the offense of distribution of methamphetamine.

              On May 9, 2017, Mr. King was arrested in Sale City, Georgia in possession of approximately fifteen (15) ounces of methamphetamine.  Earlier that day, he had agreed to supply the methamphetamine to another individual. 

            Evidence presented at his sentencing hearing showed that prior to the events in May 2017, he had arranged for the delivery of approximately ten (10) pounds of methamphetamine by US Mail.

            “Methamphetamine continues to be one of the most serious drugs of abuse in the Middle District of Georgia,” said United States Attorney Peeler.  “In a matter of only a few months it can destroy a person’s physical appearance, health, intellect and emotional stability.  Those who deal in methamphetamine deal in human misery and will be held accountable for the choices they make.”

             This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Columbus Division and the Mitchell County Sherriff’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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Drug Trafficking
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Updated March 16, 2018