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

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Wesley White, Sr. Sentenced For Crack Cocaine Charges

Michael J. Moore, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announced that Wesley White, Sr., a/k/a “Westside”, 39, of Valdosta, Georgia, was sentenced on May 5, 2014 to serve 16 years (200 months) for possession with intent to distribute more than 28 grams of “crack cocaine”.  The sentence was handed down by Senior U.S. District Court Judge Hugh Lawson in Valdosta, Georgia.

Mr. White entered a plea of guilty to the charge on January 13, 2014.  As a part of his plea agreement, Mr. White admitted that on June 3, 2013, a search warrant was executed at his residence in Valdosta, Georgia, which yielded drugs intended for distribution.  During the search, investigators discovered six (6) cookies of crack cocaine packaged in sandwich bags, seven (7) bags of powder cocaine, a one (1) gallon-sized bag of marijuana and a cocaine press which contained some of the cocaine, in the kitchen of the residence.  In the living room, officers found two (2) quart-sized bags of marijuana, digital scales and $1216.00 in currency. 

“Every time we are able to get a drug dealer off our streets, it is proof that the cooperation between local and federal law enforcement agencies is working.  With this lengthy sentence, we can take some comfort in knowing that at least one source of crack cocaine will be dried up for a very long time,” said U.S. Attorney Michael Moore.

            The case is the culmination of many years of investigation by the FBI Southwest Georgia Gang Task Force, Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Division, Valdosta Police Department and the Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office.  Assistant United States Attorney Robert D. McCullers prosecuted the case for the Government.

Inquiries regarding the case should be directed to Pamela Lightsey, United States Attorney's Office at (478) 621-2603.

Updated February 19, 2015