Brantley County drug ring leader sentenced to over 21 years

7:35 PM, Jul 9, 2013   |    comments
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BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- Gerald Roberson, 46, of Nahunta, Georgia, was sentenced to over 21 years in prison for his involvement in a drug trafficking conspiracy and insurance fraud scheme. 

According to the Department of Justice, Roberson was a leader of a conspiracy that stretched from Georgia, to Texas, to Mexico and involved over 1,000 pounds of marijuana, over 50 pounds of methamphetamine and prescription drugs.  

Roberson helped commit arson in an effort to defraud insurance companies of nearly $58,000 in claims.  

Chief Judge Wood earlier sentenced two additional Brantley County residents for their roles in crimes. 

Harold Lee Ragland, 48, was sentenced on July 2 to 18 years in prison for his role in the drug trafficking conspiracy and insurance fraud scheme.  

Decia Roberson, 45, was sentenced to 44 months for her role in the drug trafficking conspiracy.  Decia Roberson is the ex-wife of Gerald Roberson. 

The case was investigated by the DEA, the GBI, and the Brantley County Sheriff's Office.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Carlton Bourne prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.

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