Guilty pleas and prison sentences wrap up Cuyler-Brownsville sweep
Operation focused on reducing violent crime and illicit drug activities in historic Savannah neighborhood
In addition, each of the defendants will face periods of supervised release after completion of their prison sentences.
“These sentences bring a successful closure to the first phase of a significant operation aimed at eradicating violent crime in a community whose law-abiding residents deserve to live without fear,” said Bobby L. Christine, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia. “But completion of this operation doesn’t mean our law enforcement agencies and prosecutors are taking a holiday; it means we’re just getting started. We will continue to find, arrest, prosecute and remove violent criminals from all of our communities until no one lives in fear.”
“This case is the product of a concerted collaborative effort on the part of ATF and its local partners to target, investigate, and eliminate the perpetrators of violent crime,” said Beau Kolodka, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Atlanta Field Division of the bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
The operation was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) and the Savannah Police Department, with assistance from the U.S. Marshals Service, the Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team (CNT) and the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant United States Attorneys Greg Gilluly, Tania Groover and Matthew Josephson prosecuted the cases for the United States.
This investigation took place under the umbrella of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that has been successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer.