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Southern District of Georgia

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Last Defendants Sentenced In Meth Trafficking Conspiracy

WAYCROSS, GACharles W. Johns, 60, of Hoboken, Georgia was sentenced last month by United States Chief District Court Judge Lisa Godbey Wood to 78 months in prison for his role in a methamphetamine conspiracy operating in the Waycross, Georgia area.  Judge Wood previously sentenced 4 others from the Waycross area for their roles in the drug trafficking conspiracy.  Stephen Miles, 30, was sentenced to 124 months in prison; Pamela Moore, 45 and the wife of defendant Johns, was sentenced to 48 months in prison; Corey B. Perkins, 33, was sentenced to 37 months in prison; and, Anna Hambrick, 28, was sentenced to 20 months in prison.       
Evidence presented during the sentencing hearings showed that defendant Miles was the leader and organizer of a methamphetamine trafficking ring operating out of the Ware and Brantley County areas.  In January 2012, several undercover purchases of methamphetamine were made from members of the conspiracy.  Eventually, investigating agents executed search warrants where a weapon and a significant amount of methamphetamine were seized.
The investigation of the case was led by the DEA and the Brantley County Sheriff’s Office.  The GBI and the Charlton County Sheriff’s Office also assisted in the investigation.  Assistant United States Attorney Carlton Bourne prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.  For additional information, contact First Assistant United States Attorney James D. Durham at (912) 201-2547.   

Updated April 13, 2015