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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 17, 2018

United States Attorney Office Seeks Sentence Enhancement Due To Prior Conviction

ALBANY: Charles E. Peeler, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announces that a Grand Jury, sitting in Macon Georgia, previously returned an indictment against Michael O’Neal Walker who is also known by the names Kevin Omar Foster, Kevin Nunyi Lewis, Mosiah Omar Wright and Nunyi Jacob Wright.  The indictment alleges that in Albany in November 2017, Mr. Walker was in possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute it and a firearm, a pink SCCY 9mm handgun, in furtherance of his drug trafficking activities. 

Based on a sentence enhancement information filed in his case because of a prior conviction, the marijuana charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $500,000.  The gun charge carries a minimum mandatory term of imprisonment of five (5) years and a maximum possible term of imprisonment of life and a maximum fine of $250,000.  

An indictment is only an allegation of criminal conduct. All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law beyond a reasonable doubt. 

The case was investigated by agents of the Albany Dougherty Drug Unit and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Leah McEwen.

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

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
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Updated April 19, 2018