Two plead to cocaine distribution in Valdosta Federal Court

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - Gina Curry, 35, and Ronnie Jones, 37, both of Thomasville, pled guilty on July 12 to possession with the intent to distribute cocaine.

They could get 20 years in prison and a million-dollar fine in Judge Hugh Lawson's Valdosta Federal Court.

Agents set up a sting in 2016 and caught Curry and Jones setting up a drug sale, and raided a Pavo house where they found cocaine, guns, and money.

"Cocaine and its evil derivative, cocaine base or 'crack,' continue to be major drugs of abuse in the Middle District of Georgia. My office and the Drug Enforcement Administration will continue to investigate and prosecute these cases to the fullest extent possible in order to reduce and eradicate the scourge of illegal drug use in our communities," said United States Attorney Charles Peeler.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration.  Assistant United States Attorney Leah E. McEwen prosecuted the case for the United States.

Peeler did not say when Judge Lawson would hand down the sentences for Curry and Jones.

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