Four Bulloch County drug traffickers sentenced to prison

Four Bulloch County drug traffickers sentenced to prison

Four Bulloch County drug traffickers sentenced to federal prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy
Citizen complaints led to discovery of meth distribution operation

STATESBORO, GA (STL.News) Four people have been sentenced to federal prison after pleading guilty to operating a methamphetamine distribution ring throughout Bulloch County.

The four defendants were indicted in January 2020, and three of them pled guilty to Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute 50 Grams or More of a Substance Containing Methamphetamine, said Bobby L. Christine, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia. U.S. District Court Chief Judge J. Randal Hall sentenced the defendants to prison terms, including:

Clifton Pittman, 51, of Statesboro, sentenced to 240 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, and fined $1,500;
Hope Mitchell, 45, of Statesboro, sentenced to 162 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, and fined $1,500;
Clarence Johnson, 56, of Statesboro, sentenced to 97 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, and fined $1,500; and,
Joy Leigh Horton, 36, of Metter, Ga., who pled guilty to Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine, was sentenced to 50 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, and fined $1,500.

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