Macon jury convicts professional criminals of gun, heroin and methane charges
He faces a mandatory minimum of fifteen years to a maximum of life imprisonment and a maximum fine of $ 10,000,000 for his crimes.
MACON, Georgia – A Macon man faces a maximum life sentence plus a fine for a long criminal record that includes seven major felony convictions.
A federal jury convicted 56-year-old Kelvin Henry of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, heroin, and tramadol, and of illegally possessing a firearm and possession of a weapon to promote drug trafficking, according to the US Attorney’s Office in the Middle District of Georgia Tuesday.
A jury found Henry on possession charges with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession charges with intent to distribute heroin, possession charges with intent to distribute tramadol, charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted person Felon and a charge of possession of a firearm to promote a crime of drug trafficking.
The verdict followed a two-day trial that began August 9 in a federal court in Macon.
He faces a mandatory minimum of fifteen years to a maximum of life imprisonment. He could also be fined up to $ 10,000,000 for his crimes.
The sentencing before US District Judge Tilman Self is scheduled for November 2nd. There is no parole in the federal system.
“Due to a concerted effort between the DEA and its law enforcement partners, this defendant will have well-deserved time in jail following his conviction,” said Robert Murphy, the DEA Atlanta Field Division special agent.
According to court documents and evidence presented during the trial, a confidential source told agents in January 2019 that Henry had been selling crystal methamphetamine, heroin, and other illicit drugs from his Macon home for the past eight years.
Following an investigation, a judge issued a search warrant and law enforcement agencies searched Henry’s property on March 7, 2019, and found a semi-automatic pistol, wads of cash and more than a kilogram of drugs including methamphetamine, heroin and tramadol to be released.
The US Attorney’s Office says Henry is considered an “armed professional criminal” because of his long criminal record, which includes seven convictions for serious criminal offenses. Including convictions for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute cocaine in Peach County.
The case has been investigated by the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office and the DEA.
US Assistant Attorney William Keyes and Paul McCommon are pursuing the case.
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