Dwight Eady, age 31, of Milan, was sentenced earlier this month by Senior United States District Court Judge Dudley Bowen to 70 months in prison for his role in a cocaine trafficking organization operating out of Dodge, Telfair, and Laurens Counties, and elsewhere. Eady was the 21st and final defendant to be sentenced for his role in the drug ring. A list of others convicted and sentenced in the case is included below.
Evidence presented during numerous guilty plea and sentencing hearings revealed that Nico Harswell, a co-defendant of Eady, supplied multi-kilogram quantities of cocaine to various individuals in the Telfair, Laurens, and Dodge County area between 2010 and 2012. Several federal wiretaps were obtained which helped identify the members of the drug conspiracy and led to the seizure of a significant amount of cocaine and over $60,000 in cash. Additionally, several vehicles were seized and forfeited.
United States Attorney Edward J. Tarver stated, “This case provides another example of the outstanding results achieved when federal and state law enforcements partner together to investigate and prosecute large-scale drug trafficking organizations. If you push poison in our communities, you can expect to spend years in a federal prison.”