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Ghost Face Gangster sentenced to federal prison for meth trafficking

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Georgia
Defendant was distributing drugs while on felony probation

WAYCROSS, GA:  A methamphetamine trafficker who claims membership in a notorious white supremacist street gang has been sentenced to more than seven years in federal prison.

Danny Lamar Chancey, a/k/a “Toby,” 48, of Blackshear, Ga., was sentenced to 86 months in federal prison by U.S. District Court Judge Lisa Godbey Wood after pleading guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine, said Bobby L. Christine, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia. After completion of his prison term, Chancey will be required to serve three years of supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system.

“Meth and gangs are a toxic combination, and we will relentlessly fight for the eradication of both,” said U.S. Attorney Christine. “Putting a habitual criminal like Chancey behind bars is a good start – and instantly makes the Blackshear community a safer place.”

As described in court documents and testimony, a Pierce County Sheriff’s Office investigator and an officer from the Georgia Department of Community Supervision visited Chancey’s residence in September 2019 to investigate reports that he was selling methamphetamine. Because Chancey was on probation from a state conviction for possession of methamphetamine, his residence was subject to search.

Inside the residence, officers found multiple small and large bags containing methamphetamine, along with materials used for distribution and a notebook of information on the Ghost Face Gangsters, a violent white supremacist street gang. Chancey admitted his membership in the notorious gang, which started in Georgia’s prison system and spread into communities throughout the Southeast.

“We removed another menacing methamphetamine trafficker from the streets,” said Robert J. Murphy, Special Agent in Charge of the DEA Atlanta Field Division. “This repeat offender can no longer distribute toxic doses of poison to the Blackshear community. This investigation was a success because of the great working relationship that DEA has with its law enforcement partners.”

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Georgia Department of Supervision, the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office and the Blackshear Police Department, and was prosecuted for the United States by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Kirkland.


Barry L. Paschal, Public Affairs Officer: 912-652-4422

Updated November 3, 2020

Drug Trafficking
Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 165-20