3 men sentenced to life, fined $2M for meth trafficking through GA

Updated: Dec. 21, 2017 at 5:17 PM EST
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(WALB) - Three people have been sentenced to life in prison for distributing meth across Southwest Georgia and Northern Florida.

Brown Laster, Jr., 37, Jerry Browdy, 44, and Wesley Petiphar, 30, were found guilty in July.

Evidence showed the three Florida natives shipped 40 packages of meth a week from Sacramento to hotels in Georgia and in Florida via Federal Express.

Witness testimony showed the men resorted to violence to keep co-conspirators in line, including jamming a gun into one witness's mouth so hard his teeth were knocked out.

The court also ordered Browdy to forfeit $106,060 and Petiphar to forfeit $22,400, which are traceable to the proceeds of the offense.

As part of their sentences, the court imposed a fine of $1 million for Laster and $500,000 each for Browdy and Petiphar.

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