29 plead guilty in major Moultrie meth ring bust

29 plead guilty in major Moultrie meth ring bust
Methamphetamine. This picture is of meth from file footage and not related to this case. (Source: WALB)

MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) - A multi-agency investigation has led to the dismantling of a "massive Moultrie meth distribution ring."

According to Charles Peeler, the United States attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, plea agreements were made with defendants led officials to the "leader" of the organization, Boris Fuller.

Peeler said Fuller led 30 people who distributed methamphetamine in and around Moultrie.

Authorities believe the group is responsible for the distribution of more than 20 kilograms of meth in South Georgia.

Below is a list of guilty pleas that took place before an Albany judge between November 2017 and April 25, 2018.

  • Boris Fuller, 41, of Moultrie, pleaded guilty on April 22, 2018 to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine. This plea will subject Fuller to a minimum mandatory term of imprisonment of 20 years and a maximum possible sentence of life imprisonment, a maximum fine of $20 million, or both.
  • Robert Aldridge, 34 ,of Moultrie, pleaded guilty on April 11, 2018 to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine. This plea will subject Aldridge to a minimum mandatory term of imprisonment of 10 years and a maximum possible sentence of life imprisonment, a maximum fine of $10 million, or both.
  • Michael Kulak, 45, of DeLeon Springs, Florida, pleaded guilty on April 3, 2018 to interstate travel in aid of racketeering enterprises. This plea will subject Kulak to a maximum possible sentence of five years imprisonment, a maximum fine of $250,000, or both.
  • Ishmel Kendrick, 41, of Moultrie, pleaded guilty on April 17, 2017 to conspiracy to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. This plea will subject Kendrick to a maximum sentence of 20 years imprisonment, a maximum fine of $1 million, or both.
  • Shundrez Fuller, 21, of Tallahassee, Florida, pleaded guilty on February 14, 2018 to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. This plea will subject Fuller to a minimum mandatory sentence of 10 years and a maximum sentence of life imprisonment, a maximum fine $10 million, or both.
  • Sharon Blackwell, 46, of Moultrie, pleaded guilty on February 22, 2018 to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. This plea will subject Blackwell to a minimum mandatory term of imprisonment of ten 10 years and a maximum possible sentence of life imprisonment, a maximum fine of $10 million, or both.
  • Rodney Morris, 25, of Moultrie, pleaded guilty on January 31, 2018 to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances. This plea will subject Morris to a minimum mandatory sentence of 10 years and a maximum sentence of life imprisonment, a maximum fine of $10 million, or both.
  • Michael Dampier, 45, of Doerun, pleaded guilty on April 23, 2018 to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine. This plea will subject Dampier to a minimum mandatory term of imprisonment of 10 years and a maximum possible sentence of life imprisonment, a maximum fine of $10 million, or both.
  • Stephanie McMurphy, 39, of Adel, pleaded guilty on April 3, 2018 to distribution of methamphetamine within 1000 feet of a school. This plea will subject McMurphy to a minimum mandatory term of imprisonment of one year and maximum sentence of 40 years imprisonment, a maximum fine of $2 million, or both.
  • Artavious Williams, 33, of Moultrie, pleaded guilty on November 21, 2017 possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. This plea will subject Williams to a minimum mandatory sentence of 10 years and a maximum sentence of life imprisonment, a maximum fine of $10 million, or both.
  • Leroy Valdez, 39, of Moultrie, pleaded guilty on February 22, 2018 to distribution of methamphetamine within 1000 feet of a housing project. Valdez is subject to a minimum mandatory sentence of 10 years and a maximum sentence of life imprisonment, a maximum fine of $20 million, or both.
  • Melissa Valdez Williams, 30, of Moultrie, pleaded guilty on December 12, 2017 to possession with intent to distribute controlled substances. This plea will subject Williams to a minimum mandatory sentence of 10 years and a maximum sentence of life imprisonment, a maximum fine of $10 million, or both.
  • Krystal Parrish, 35, of Moultrie, pleaded guilty on January 31, 2018 to possession with intent to distribute controlled substances. This plea will subject Parrish to a maximum sentence of 20 years imprisonment, a maximum fine of $1 million, or both.
  • Cedric Butts, 29, of Moultrie, pleaded guilty on April 25, 2018 to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances. This plea will subject Butts to a minimum mandatory sentence of 10 years and a maximum sentence of life imprisonment, a maximum fine of $10 million, or both.
  • Shatara Wilson, 30, of Moultrie, pleaded guilty on February 22, 2018 to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine. This plea will subject Wilson to a maximum sentence of 20 years imprisonment, a maximum fine of $1 million, or both.
  • Shaquese McIntyre, 22, of Moultrie, pleaded guilty on April 11, 2018 to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine (count 1) and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime (count 2). This plea will subject McIntyre to a minimum mandatory term of imprisonment of five years and a maximum possible sentence of 40 years imprisonment, a maximum fine of $5 million, or both, on count 1 and a minimum mandatory term of imprisonment of five years and a maximum possible sentence of life imprisonment; a maximum fine of $250,000, or both, on count 2.
  • Cambrick Taylor, 22, of Moultrie, pleaded guilty on March 9, 2018 to interstate travel in aid of racketeering enterprises. This plea will subject Taylor to a maximum possible sentence of five years imprisonment, a maximum fine of $250,000.00, or both.
  • Brenda Trimble, 32, of Moultrie, pleaded guilty on February 14, 2018 to distribution of methamphetamine. This plea will subject Trimble to a minimum mandatory sentence of five years and a maximum sentence of 40 years imprisonment, a maximum fine of $5 million, or both.
  • Derrick Wright, 31, of Moultrie, pleaded guilty on April 25, 2018 to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances. This plea will subject Wright to a minimum mandatory sentence of 10 years and a maximum sentence of life imprisonment, a maximum fine of $10 million, or both.
  • Heather Crawford, 36, of Cecil, pleaded guilty on March 9, 2018 to possession with intent to distribute controlled substances. This plea will subject Crawford to a minimum mandatory sentence of 10 years and a maximum sentence of life imprisonment, a maximum fine of $10 million, or both.
  • Christin Johnson, 33, of Coolidge, pleaded guilty on April 25, 2018 to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine. This plea will subject Johnson to a minimum mandatory term of imprisonment of 10 years and a maximum possible sentence of life imprisonment, a maximum fine of $10 million, or both.
  • Samuel Butler, 56, of Crawford, Florida, pleaded guilty on January 10, 2018 to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances. This plea will subject Butler to a minimum mandatory sentence of 10 years and a maximum sentence of life imprisonment, a maximum fine of $10 million, or both.
  • Rebecca Lawrence, 47, of DeLeon Springs, Florida, pleaded guilty on April 4, 2018 to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine. This plea will subject Lawrence to a minimum mandatory term of imprisonment of 10 years and a maximum possible sentence of life imprisonment, a maximum fine of $10 million, or both.
  • Will Barron, 30, of Monticello, Florida, pleaded guilty on February 14, 2018 to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances. This plea will subject Barron to a minimum mandatory sentence of 10 years and a maximum sentence of life imprisonment, a maximum fine of $10 million, or both.
  • Michael Stamper, 35, of Moultrie, pleaded guilty on April 25, 2018 to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. This plea will subject stamper to a minimum mandatory term of imprisonment of 10 years and a maximum possible sentence of life imprisonment, a maximum fine of $10 million, or both.
  • Leroy Haynes, 41, of Norman Park, pleaded guilty on April 4, 2018 to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine. This plea will subject Haynes to a minimum mandatory sentence of 10 years and a maximum sentence of life imprisonment, a maximum fine of $10 million, or both.
  • Avery Norman, 37, of Moultrie, pleaded guilty on April 25, 2018 to use of a communication device in furtherance of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. This plea will subject Norman to a maximum sentence of four years imprisonment, a maximum fine of $250,000, or both.
  • Walter Treanor, 36, of Pelham, pleaded guilty on April 23, 2018 to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine. This plea will subject Treanor to a minimum mandatory term of imprisonment of 10 years and maximum possible sentence of life imprisonment, a maximum fine of $10 million or both.
  • Devin Dorminey, 23, of Lake City, Florida, pleaded guilty on April 11, 2018 to possession of a firearm by a drug user. This plea will subject Dorminey to a maximum sentence of 10 years imprisonment, a maximum fine of $250,000 or both.
The case was investigated by agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Georgia Bureau of Investigations, Georgia Department of Corrections, Georgia Department of Community Supervision, Colquitt County Sheriff's Office, Crisp County Sheriff's Office, Tift County Sheriff's Office, Henry County Sheriff's Office, Grady County Sheriff's Office, Berrien County Sheriff's Office, Leon County Florida Sheriff's Office and Moultrie Police Department. - Peeler

Leah E. McEwen, assistant United States attorney, is prosecuting the case of the United States.

United States Attorney Peeler noted that his office is working aggressively together with our federal, state, and local law enforcement partners to address the scourge of methamphetamine on our community.  He noted that it has fueled many societal problems such as theft, child neglect and acts of violence. He pledged that the United States Attorney's Office  intends to do all it can to discourage the distribution of this drug by pursuing just punishment for all those involved.

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