Atlanta-Based Fentanyl, Meth Supplier to Central Georgia Pleads Guilty

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An Atlanta resident supplying large quantities of controlled substances, including fentanyl, to distributors in the Milledgeville, Georgia, community pleaded guilty to his crime in federal court this week; other members of the conspiracy were also sentenced.

Lagary Williams aka “Frog,” 40, of Atlanta, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances on Oct. 30. Williams faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years up to a maximum of life in prison to be followed by at least five years of supervised release and a $10,000,000 fine. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for Feb. 7, 2024.

The following co-defendants, all residents of Milledgeville, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and were sentenced to prison on Oct. 31:

  • Damon Hayes aka “D-5” was sentenced to serve 275 months in prison to be followed by 10 years of supervised release;
  • Derek Ingram was sentenced to serve 190 months in prison to be followed by five years of supervised release;
  • Quintavius Horton aka “Bloody Bae” was sentenced to serve 120 months in prison to be followed by five years of supervised release; and
  • Travarious Davis aka “D Red” was sentenced to serve 30 months in prison to be followed by five years of supervised release.

Co-defendant, Billy Harper, of Milledgeville, was sentenced to serve 18 months in prison on Oct. 31 after he previously pleaded guilty to maintaining a drug involved premises.

Chief U.S. District Judge Marc Treadwell is presiding over the cases. The defendants are not eligible for parole.

“This Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force case ultimately prevented enough fentanyl to kill hundreds of thousands of people from hitting the streets, undoubtedly saving Georgia lives,” said U.S. Attorney Peter D. Leary. “Stopping armed fentanyl trafficking and holding those associated with its distribution accountable is a top priority for our office and our law enforcement partners.”

“Fentanyl and methamphetamine have taken a terrible toll on our communities,” said Robert J. Murphy, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration Atlanta Division. “This drug distributor and his associates will now face the consequences of their actions.”

“A large amount of deadly fentanyl and methamphetamine was taken off the streets of Central Georgia, and a key supplier has been stopped,” said GBI Director Chris Hosey. “Partnering with law enforcement at every level, GBI will continue to dedicate resources to investigating armed drug distribution activity in a collective effort to make the communities we serve safer.”

“Our main supply of drugs into Central Georgia is coming from Atlanta. The work of local, state and federal law enforcement linked this Baldwin County drug trafficking network to a significant supplier in Atlanta,” said Ocmulgee Drug Task Force retired Commander Wesley Nunn. “Anytime we catch a fentanyl supplier means we are saving many lives.”

According to court documents, agents with the DEA Macon Resident Office (MRO), Ocmulgee Drug Task Force (ODTF) and the GBI received credible and reliable information from multiple confidential sources regarding illegal drug activities occurring in the Milledgeville area in July 2020. Hayes was identified as a multi-kilogram distributor of methamphetamine, powder cocaine and crack cocaine with Williams as his supply source. Through surveillance, agents observed Hayes acquire bulk quantities of narcotics from Williams’ luxury high-rise apartment in downtown Atlanta.

On Sept. 10, 2021, after intercepts on the wiretap indicated that Hayes was travelling to Atlanta to meet Williams for a drug re-supply meeting, a federal search warrant issued in the Northern District of Georgia was executed at Williams’ apartment. Agents encountered Williams and another person, who both jumped off the apartment’s balcony to evade capture. Both individuals were subsequently captured.

Agents recovered 2.5 kilograms of fentanyl in the apartment, as well as one kilogram of methamphetamine, two kilograms of cocaine, approximately 50 grams of cocaine base, approximately seven pounds of marijuana, a Glock 19 9mm pistol and a Ruger model 57 handgun.

This effort is part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) operation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts and dismantles the highest-level criminal organizations that threaten the United States using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven multi-agency approach. Additional information about the OCDETF Program can be found at https://www.justice.gov/OCDETF.

The case was investigated by DEA, GBI, the Ocmulgee Drug Task Force, the Baldwin County Sherriff’s Office, the Wilkinson County Sheriff’s Office, the Jones County Sheriff’s Office, the Atlanta-Carolina’s HIDTA Office and the Gwinnett Metro Task Force.