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Press Release

Three Liberty County Defendants Sentenced To Federal Prison in Drug and Gun Cases

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Georgia

Savannah, GA – Daniel Britton, 45, of Midway, Georgia, was sentenced yesterday to 41 months in prison by United States Chief Judge Lisa Godbey Wood after pleading guilty to transporting a firearm to Georgia from another state.

On March 28, 2016, Laron Bruce, 35, of Riceboro, Georgia, was sentenced to 170 months in prison by United States Court Judge William T. Moore, Jr. after pleading guilty to his role in a crack cocaine conspiracy. 

Herbert Lewis, 27, of Ludowici, Georgia, was sentenced yesterday to 110 months in prison by Judge Moore after pleading guilty to possessing a stolen firearm.  Lewis was in possession of the stolen firearm at the time he was arrested on outstanding warrants from Liberty County.

United States Attorney Edward Tarver stated, “The United States Attorney’s Office remains committed to combating drug and gun related crime throughout the Southern District of Georgia.  The prison sentences in these Liberty County cases send a loud and clear message that dealing drugs and committing crimes involving guns will not be tolerated.”

Liberty County Sheriff Steve C. Sikes said, “I appreciate the efforts of the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office deputies during the investigations of these three individuals.  Dangerous criminals have been removed from our community through the cooperative efforts of the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office and our partners at the ATF and the GBI.  We appreciate their assistance, and that of the U. S. Attorney’s Office in making our county a safer place to live.”

This case was investigated by the ATF, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, and the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant United States Attorneys Charlie Bourne, Thomas Clarkson, Gregory Gilluly, and Scarlett Nokes prosecuted these cases on behalf of the United States. For additional information, please contact First Assistant United States Attorney James D. Durham at (912) 201-2547.

Updated March 31, 2016