Donald among 32 indicted on federal charges
Charles E. Peeler, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, has announced that a Grand Jury, sitting in Macon, has returned indictments charging 32 individuals, including a 28-year-old Cairo man.
Frederick Donald, a/ka “Double D,” 28, of Cairo is charged with Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute (Count 1), Possession of a Firearm by Convicted Felon (Count 2), and Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute (Count 3).
If convicted, Mr. Donald faces a maximum sentence of life in prison, with a mandatory minimum term of 10 years in prison, a $10 million fine, or both, on Count 1; a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, or both on Count 2; and a maximum sentence of five years in prison, a $250,000 fine, or both on Count 3.
The case was investigated by the Thomas County Sheriff’s Office, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms and Explosives and it is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Julia C. Bowen.
An indictment is only an allegation of criminal conduct. Defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
“I want to thank our Federal, state and local law enforcement partners for their hard work bringing these cases before the Federal Grand Jury,” said United States Attorney Peeler.