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MAR 24 (COLUMBUS, Ga.) –Michael J. Moore, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announced that Bobby Charles Taylor, a/k/a “Big Fifty”, aged 38, of Leary, Georgia, was sentenced on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, to serve 30 years imprisonment in a case of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base.  The sentence was handed down by the Honorable W. Louis Sands, United States District Court Judge, in Albany, Georgia. 
            Mr. Taylor was convicted of the charges on September 5, 2013 following a 20 day jury trial.  Testimony at trial revealed that Mr. Taylor was involved in a large-scale cocaine and crack cocaine distribution organization responsible for the distribution of over 750 kilograms of cocaine. 
            U.S. Attorney Michael Moore said, “This brings to an end the criminal career of a major drug distributor in Southwest Georgia.  There is no parole for those convicted and sentenced in the federal courts, so it will be three decades before Mr. Taylor will have the opportunity to ply his trade again.”
            The case was investigated by agents from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Bainbridge Department of Public Safety and Georgia State patrol.  Assistant United States Attorney Leah E. McEwen prosecuted the case for the government.

            Inquiries regarding the case should be directed to Pamela Lightsey, United States Attorney's Office at (478) 621-2603.

            The DEA encourages parents, along with their children, to educate themselves about the dangers of legal and illegal drugs by visiting DEA’s interactive websites at www.justthinktwice.com, www.GetSmartAboutDrugs.com and www.dea.gov.


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