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

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Brunswick Man Sentenced To 19 ½ Years In Prison For Role In Drug Trafficking Organization

BRUNSWICK, GA -- Larry James Carter, 38, of Brunswick, Georgia, was sentenced last week by United States Chief District Judge Lisa Godbey Wood to 235 months in federal prison for his role in a cocaine trafficking organization.

Carter previously pled guilty in October 2014 to conspiring to possess with intent to distribute cocaine.  8 other Brunswick residents were charged with Carter in an indictment returned by a federal grand jury in May 2014.  The 8 other defendants, who also pled guilty and have been sentenced, include:

  • Dedrick Wilkerson, 37, sentenced to 151 months in prison;


  • Eric Demery, 41, sentenced to 151 months in prison


  • Anthony Wilkerson, 42, sentenced to 113 months in prison;


  • Demetrius Jones, 41, sentenced to 96 months in prison;


  • Larry Roberson, 33, sentenced to 56 months in prison;


  • Joseph Edward Lang, 37, sentenced to 27 months in prison;


  • Earl Moore, 36, sentenced to 21 months in prison; and,


  • Michael Doomes, 41, sentenced to 18 months in prison.

United States Attorney Edward Tarver said, “Defendant Carter and his cohorts were responsible for trafficking enormous amounts of cocaine in communities across the Southern District of Georgia.  Due to the cooperative efforts of federal, state and local law enforcement partners, Carter’s organization is now out of business, and he and his fellow traffickers are serving lengthy prison sentences.  This type of law enforcement cooperation is promoted by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) program, the keystone drug enforcement program of the Department of Justice.”

The case was the result of an investigation by the DEA, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the Glynn County Sheriff’s Office, the Glynn County Police Department, and the Brunswick Police Department, with assistance from the United States Marshals Service.   Assistant U.S. Attorneys Carlton Bourne and Daniel Crumby prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.  For additional information, please contact First Assistant United States Attorney James D. Durham at (912) 201-2547.

Updated June 30, 2015