Drugs lead to long prison terms

By: tom.campbell@wrdw.com Email
By: tom.campbell@wrdw.com Email

February 22, 2008

AUGUSTA, Ga.---From Crime Team 12, two local men are headed for years in federal prison after guilty pleas to drug charges.

Reginald DeMarco Smith, 35, of Augusta received 262 months in prison.
That's nearly 22 years. He pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute more than 50 grams of cocaine base. He'll also have to serve 5 years of supervised release after his prison time is over.

Darrell James McZilkey, 35, of Thomson, received 180 months in federal prison. That's 15 years. He pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute over 5 grams of methamphetamine. He also will be on 5 years of supervised release after his prison term.

U.S. Attorney Edmund Booth said Assistant U.S. Attorney Patricia Green Johnson represented the government in both cases.


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