News Release: US Department of Justice
Michael J. Moore, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announced that Wesley White, Sr., a/k/a "Westside", 38, of Valdosta, Georgia, entered a plea of guilty on January 13, 2014, to possession with intent to distribute more than 28 grams of "crack cocaine". Mr. White entered his plea of guilty before Senior U.S. District Court Judge Hugh Lawson in Valdosta, Georgia.
As a part of his plea agreement, Mr. White admitted that on June 3, 2013, a search warrant was executed at his residence in Valdosta, Georgia, which yielded drugs intended for distribution. During the search, investigators discovered sic (6) cookies of crack cocaine packaged in sandwich bags, seven (7) bags of powder cocaine, a one (1) gallon-sized bag of marijuana and a cocaine press which contained some of the cocaine, in the kitchen of the residence. In the living room, officers found two (2) quart-sized bags ofmarijuana, digital scales and $1216.00 in currency.
The Court scheduled sentencing for April 28,22014 in Valdosta, Georgia. Mr. White faces a sentence of a mandatory minimim of five (5) years up to forty (40) years imprisonment and a $5,000,000.00 fine, or both.
"In the Middle District of Georgia, people who deal drugs will face the full force of the federal authorities, specifically my office, which is made possible by the extraordinary cooperative efforts of our state and federal law enforcement agencies," said US Attorney Michael Moore.
The case is the culmination of many years of investigation by the FBI Southwest Georgia Gang Task Force, Lowndes County Sheriff's Office Special Operations Division, Valdosta Police Department and the Colquitt County Sheriff's Office. Assistant United States Attorney Robert D. McCullers is handling the prosecution for the Government.
Questions concerning this case should be directed to Pamela Lightsey, Public Information Officer, United States Attorney's Office, at (478) 621-2603.