14 indicted in south Georgia for drug trafficking

STATESBORO, Ga. – 14 south Georgia residents are facing federal charges for conspiring to traffic methamphetamine, heroin, oxycodone and other drugs.

It’s all part of a joint federal state investigation by the DEA, GBI, and several local law enforcement departments.  The majority of the defendants were in Federal Court last week for an initial appearance.  The Grand Jury indictment was recently unsealed. If convicted, the charges carry a maximum of 20 years in prison and a $1 million dollar fine.

The defendants are:

Jeramie Thomas Leslie, 31, of Guyton,

John Christopher Paulson, 40, of Rincon,

William Preston Gibbs, 22, of Glennville,

Jeremiah Jones Richardson, 29, of Statesboro,

Jason Todd Smith, 43, of Fleming,

Jeremy Nicholas Taylor, 27, of Ellabell,

Samori Jodan Smokes, 35, of Eden,

Scott Lamont Pointer, 35, of Ellabell,

Timothy Wayne Davis, 49, of Ellabell.

Christopher Gage Floyd, 21, of Pembroke,

Kenneth Jordan Lane, 24, of Pembroke,

Jeffery James Taylor, 28, of Ellabell,

Casandra Rae Hendrix, 24, of Ellabell, and

Kayla Estell Rericha, 21, of Rincon.

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