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Augusta man pleads guilty to trafficking in heroin

Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 1:22 PM
Last updated 6:48 PM
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An Augusta man caught with more than twice the amount of heroin to qualify for a drug trafficking charge pleaded guilty Friday.

George J. Wilson, 66, pleaded in Richmond County Superior Court to that charge and two weapon violations. Judge Daniel J. Craig accepted a plea negotiation to limit Wilson’s prison term to the minimum of five years. The judge also sentenced Wilson to an additional five years on probation and imposed the mandatory minimum $50,000 fine.

Wilson had criminal convictions dating back to 1970.

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soapy_725
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soapy_725 10/04/13 - 12:45 pm
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Thirty three years of American Rehabilitation. Horse hockey.
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Thirty three years of American Rehabilitation. Horse hockey.

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 10/04/13 - 03:19 pm
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Such
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a fine role model.

Young Fred
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Young Fred 10/05/13 - 01:19 am
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Not enough! This is poison!!!

Not enough!

This is poison!!! Are you kidding me? Five years?

And the judge imposed the "mandatory minimum fine"? How about imposing the maximum fine?

Sickening!!!!

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nocnoc 10/05/13 - 08:33 am
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WHY Only 5 years for Heroin trafficking?

1st so everyone understands, He was the Dealers - Dealer.
He was something like a city level district area distributor.

UNDER GA. OCGA 16-13-31 - Trafficking-
SO WHY ONLY 5 years?

"The district attorney may move the sentencing court to impose a reduced or suspended sentence upon any person who is convicted of a violation of this Code section and who provides substantial assistance in the identification, arrest, or conviction of any of his accomplices, accessories, coconspirators, or principals."

He must have given up some names of local dealers also.

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oldredneckman96 10/05/13 - 03:17 pm
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Five years?
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nocnoc. I understand what a plea bargain is, I just do not believe it is a bargain for us. Why give a criminal the biggest piece of the cake? If he can be proved to have done the crime, make him do the time. I do not care if he can tell us who killed Kennedy, life for drug dealers is the only answer. How many people has his poison killed? Just being a convicted felon in possession of guns should have gotten him more time than 5 years.

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