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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Walton County Residents Arrested On A Twenty-Nine Count Indictment

Eight members of a drug conspiracy were arrested today on a twenty- nine count drug indictment filed in the Middle District of Georgia, Athens Division, announced United States Attorney G.F. “Pete” Peterman, III. 

Michael Deshawn Johnson, 39, wife, Sandra Johnson, 51, daughter Felisha Smith, 31, Rodricus Devoe, 27, Robert Mayweather, 28, William Orlando Randolph, 41, Shapharrier Harper, 25, and Annie R. Malcom, 56, all of Monroe, Georgia, were indicted on November 10, 2016 by a Middle District of Georgia grand jury in a twenty-nine count indictment charging them with drug conspiracy and distribution charges in Monroe, Walton County, Georgia. 

According to allegations in the indictment, the defendants conspired to distribute cocaine base, also known as crack cocaine and marijuana for over three years in Monroe, Georgia. Conviction of participation in this conspiracy carries a maximum sentence of a mandatory minimum of ten years to life imprisonment, a fine of up to $10,000,000 and up to five years of supervised release.  A copy of the indictment is attached.

All of the defendants were arrested on November 15, 2016 and are expected to have their initial appearance on November 16, 2016 in Macon, Georgia.  They are all in custody.

The charges contained in an indictment are merely accusations, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

The case is being investigated by the FBI and the Monroe Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Tamara Jarrett is prosecuting 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.

Topic: 
Drug Trafficking
Updated November 15, 2016