Sumter Co. man pleads to felony drug charges

Sumter Co. man pleads to felony drug charges
Albany Federal Court (Source: WALB)

AMERICUS, GA (WALB) - Charles Peeler, the U. S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia announced Thursday that an Americus man has admitted that he sold drugs illegally for years.

Edward Lowell, 78 of Americus, plead guilty on April 30, 2018 to Distribution of Xanax. He could get ten years in prison and a fine of $250,000 when he is sentenced by Judge W. Louis Sands in Albany Federal Court.

Lowell admitted that on October 4, 2017, he sold pills to a confidential informant. The informant said she routinely got prescription pills from "Eddie."

She was found with 10 Xanax pills which she confirmed she had just acquired from "Eddie," and told investigators that she received 8,000 pills from him over the years.

Another confidential informant turned over 61 Xanax and Amphetamine/Dextroamphetamine pills which she had recently purchased from Lowell and said she'd been obtaining pills from him for ten years.

This case was investigated by the Sumter County Sheriffs Office.

Assistant United States Attorney Leah E. McEwen is prosecuting the case for the United States.

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