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'Westside' gets 16 years in federal lockup


Wesley 'Westside' White, Sr., 39, of Valdosta, Georgia, was sentenced on May 5, 2014 to serve 16 years (200 months) for possession with intent to distribute more than 28 grams of crack cocaine by Senior U.S. District Court Judge Hugh Lawson in Valdosta.

White entered a plea of guilty to the charge on January 13, 2014. As a part of his plea agreement, Mr. White admitted that on June 3, 2013, a search warrant was executed at his residence in Valdosta, which yielded drugs intended for distribution.

During the search, investigators discovered six cooldes of crack cocaine packaged in sandwich bags, seven bags of powder cocaine, a one gallon-sized bag of marijuana and a cocaine press which contained some of the cocaine, in the kitchen of the residence.

In the living room, officers found two quart-sized bags of marijuana, digital scales and $1216.00 in currency. 

"Every time we are able to get a drug dealer off our streets, it is proof that the cooperation between local and federal law enforcement agencies is worldng. With this lengthy sentence, we can take some comfort in knowing that at least one source of crack cocaine will be dried up for a very long time," said U.S. Attorney Michael Moore.



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