Augusta man sentenced on drug charges

Reginald Darrell Beale, 29, of Augusta, has been sentenced in federal court to 350 months in prison following his conviction on cocaine trafficking charges.  After serving his prison sentence, Beale will be on federal supervised release for five years, according to a statement from the Justice Department.

            Evidence presented during the sentencing revealed that Beale was a leader of a drug organization that operated in the Dogwood Terrace public housing community which was responsible for distributing up to15 kilograms of cocaine in the Augusta area, a news release said.  Beale has a previous drug conviction arising from his drug trafficking in the same housing community several years earlier.




Savannah River Site resumes normal activity

A suspicious item was discovered Wednesday afternoon at the Savannah River National Laboratory which prompted emergency responseactivities.

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