Exclusive – First arrest as alleged fake Georgia pain clinic busted by feds

URGENT – Exclusive – South Eastern Social Justice Breaking News Bulletin – 12-23-17 – 5:12 a.m.

Exclusive: Arrests begin in DEA raid on a south Georgia pain clinic the feds say was an opioid mill – including co-conspirator at pharmacy

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DEA Opioid “Conspiracy” Raid: First arrest in alleged Pain Pill Mill:  Fake pain and rehab clinic in Camden County, Georgia allegedly involved in opioid sales  charging $300 per prescription – Drugs seekers sent to conspirator controlled pharmacy

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By Greg Peterson
South Eastern Social Justice Breaking News
Co-Owner, News Director
906-273-2433

(St .Mary’s, Georgia) – First arrest after DEA “conspiracy” raid on an alleged fake pain and rehab clinic in Camden County, Georgia allegedly involved in the distribution of opioids charged up to $300 per prescription – and sent drugs seekers to a pharmacy controlled by co-conspirators, the feds say.

Numerous arrests are expected – however the first person charged is 46-year-old Silverly Ann May who has several Florida addresses. The clinic is near the state line.
May faces up to five years in federal prison if convicted of felony “conspiracy.”

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The clinic was raid in June 2017 and the first charges were filed on Thurs., Dec. 21, 2017
In fact, the alleged conspiracy deposited over $1.2 million dollars in a bank account.
The feds allege the pain clinic trafficked illegally in opioids such as oxycodone, hydromorphone, hydrocodone, and alprazolam.

The investigation involves the “Coastline Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, a nominal pain care clinic” at 40l1 Georgia Highway 40 East in St. Mary’s, Georgia.
The alleged conspiracy began on Oct. 9, 2014 and ended on June 13, 2017 – when federal agents moved in.

The co-conspirators allegedly plan involved to “knowingly and intentionally distribute and dispense, and cause to be distributed and dispensed, quantities of controlled substances, including oxycodone, hydromorphone, and hydrocodone, Schedule II controlled substances, and alprazolam, a Schedule IV controlled substance, not for a legitimate medical purpose and not in the usual course of professional practice,” the felony federal information, a charging tool used in addition to indictments.

“Members of the conspiracy” hired and trained employees and employed one doctor (unnamed in the criminal information) in an alleged effort to look legitimate.

“Drug seeking customers typically paid between $200 and $300” to the alleged bogus clinic “in exchange for prescriptions for controlled substance.” The drug seekers then “filed at one of more pharmacies , controlled by conspirators outside the usual course of professional practice and without legitimate medial purpose,: the criminal information charges

The conspirators opened and made use of Ameris Bank” by opening an account “to promote and facilitate the criminal activity” that allegedly include numerous types of opioids.

The deposits total over $1.2 million dollars – $1,271, 940.11.
Some of money was used to pay employees and operate the alleged fake pain clinic.
The co-conspirators plan was allegedly “to conceal or disguise the nature, the location, the sources, the ownership, or control of the proceeds of specified unlawful activity,” federal prosecutors charge.

The Southern District of Georgia federal prosecutors who closed down the clinic and are expected to file more charges as part of the conspiracy:
U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia Bobby L. Christine
Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian T. Rafferty, criminal division chief
Assistant U.S. Attorney Karl I. Knoche

Soft on child porn – Augusta federal court? Augusta daily newspaper? – Shocking sweet deal, sentencing at federal court in Augusta as man accused of child porn of prepubescent minor engaged in explicit sex – gets that charge dropped for interstate travel sex charge – gets only five years in prison

South Eastern Social Justice Breaking News Bulletin – 12-20-17

South Carolina man who wanted to have sex with a 14-year-old Augusta, Georgia girl gets relatively light sentence, avoids child porn trial in sweetheart plea bargain

Prosecutors dropped a child porn charge involving a prepubescent child engaged in explicit sex

Plus Augusta Chronicle aka Augusta Comical dropped ball in coverage – did not even give man’s hometown – or any perspective – guess it was not that important to paper

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By Greg Peterson
South Eastern Social Justice Breaking News
Co-Owner, News Director
906-273-2433

(Augusta, GA) – An Spartanburg, SC man indicted on federal child porn charge and trying to have sex with a young teen in Augusta, GA was given a light prison sentence after reaching a plea bargain with prosecutors.

In October, a Fort Gordon Solider received more federal prison time for child porn for less involvement.

Under the plea agreement, Kenneth Dale Smith of Spartanburg, SC pleaded guilty to travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual contact, a federal felony. He is now a convicted Georgia sex offender/child predator.
Smith dodged a big bullet with this plea agreement as prosecutors dismissed a child porn charge involving images of a prepubescent girl younger than 12 years old engaging in explicit sex. Smith is 44 years old.

Smith was sentenced last week to five years in federal prison (56 months) and 20 years supervised release. He could have been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison. Richard H. Goolsby was Smith’s defense lawyer. Pulling off such a great deal is a good start to elevating Goolsby to the legendary figure that was his father – tough prosecutor.
There is no parole in the federal prison system.
The 44-year-old Smith was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Court Judge J. Randall Hall in the Southern District of Georgia.

The original federal indictment against Smith describe the possessing of child porn charge – that was dropped as part of the agreement with federal prosecutors.

Smith did “unlawfully possess, material which contained one or more images of child pornography …. that involved a prepubescent minor, a minor who had not attained twelve (12) years of age, engaged in sexually explicit conduct, said images having been shipped or transported using a means or facility of interstate.”

Smith traveled on April 26, 2017 from South Carolina to Augusta, Georgia “for the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual conduct,” the plea agreement states.
Smith drove to Georgia for “a sexual act with a person he believed to be a 14-year-old girl,” the plea bargain states.

The federal prosecutors in the case are Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher Troy Clark and Assistant U.S. Attorney Patricia Green Rhodes, lead counsel and deputy chief at criminal division.

Federal judge has enough of Augusta man playing the system with repeated arrests for drugs and guns

South Eastern Social Justice Breaking News Bulletin – 12-20-17 – 10:45 a.m. ET

Off to federal prison for a man who has kept Augusta area cops busy for a decade

By Greg Peterson
South Eastern Social Justice Breaking News
Co-Owner, News Director
906-273-2433

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(Augusta, GA) – An Augusta man who has been arrested numerous times on cocaine and gun charges is off to federal prison tonight
Michael Lavon Harden mug 235-year-old Michael Lavon Harden of Augusta, GA was sentenced to three years (36 months) in federal prison by Chief U.S. District Court Judge J. Randall Hall on Mon., Dec. 17, 2017.

The maximum sentence he could have received was 10 years in prison. There is no parole in the federal prison system.

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Under a plea agreement with federal prosecutors, Harden pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm by a convicted felon involving a Beretta 92F Compact 9 MM pistol during a Dec. 12, 2016 incident in Richmond County

Judge Hall allowed a defense request he serve his time nearby:
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In Feb. 2005, Harden, then 25, was sentenced by Richmond County Superior Court Judge William Fleming, Jr. to 10 days in jail, almost one year probation, fined $630 and had to perform 40 hours of community service plus graduate from a risk-reduction program.

In June 2008, Harden was indicted by a Richmond County Grand Jury for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, receiving stolen property, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

In Nov. 2009, Harden , then 30, of 120 East East Hall Street was indicted by a Richmond County Grand on two counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime plus terroristic threats and first-degree criminal damage to property.

In June 2010, Harden and two others were arrested by Richmond County vice officers after a late night raid at a residence pm the 100 block of Greene Street during which agents searched the laundry room and seized two baggies of crack cocaine weighing a total 50 grams plus a gun.

In August 2010, Harden was indicted on cocaine trafficking charges by a Richmond County Grand Jury

Listed Addresses:
202 Forsythe St, Augusta, GA
120 E Hall St, Augusta, GA

WRDW TV-12 June 24, 2010
AUGUSTA, GA — Richmond County narcotics officers were busy last night. Multiple arrests ranging from possession of marijuana to trafficking cocaine and possession of MDMA (ecstasy) with intent to distribute. Some were charged with possession of firearms and others with obstruction.
http://www.wrdw.com/home/headlines/97086914.html

SHOCKING EXCLUSIVE: Read all federal the paperwork on the threats to the Islamic Society of Augusta: Read the federal indictment of the St. Louis, Missouri man who has been indicted by a federal grand jury for threatening the Islamic Society of Augusta

South Eastern Social Justice Breaking News Bulletin – 12-15-17 11:25 a.m. ET –

Exclusive Read the original 10-count federal indictment of the St. Louis, Missouri man who has been indicted by a federal grand jury for threatening the Islamic Society of Augusta

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Serious federal drug trafficking indictments returned in Augusta against two men in separate cases

South Eastern Social Justice Breaking News Bulletin – 12-8-17 6 p.m. ET – Serious drug trafficking indictments returned in Augusta against two men in separate cases

 

DRUG TRAFFICKING IN AUGUSTA, GA

By Greg Peterson
South Eastern Social Justice Breaking News
Co-owner, News Director
906-273-2433

(Augusta, GA) – An Aiken, South Carolina man has been indicted on federal charges in Augusta, GA involving allegations of armed drug trafficking in Richmond County.

In addition, the grand jury has indicted a an Augusta man in a separate case for heroin distribution scroll down to read more about him.

Alton Carraway,jr. mug 442-year-old Alton Carraway, Jr. of Aiken, SC is named in a 4-count felony indictment reunited yesterday by a federal grand jury sitting in Augusta, GA.

Carraway is charged with possession with intent to distribute controlled substances (Meth, heroin), possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of a stolen firearm.

On June 20, 2017 in Richmond County, Carraway alleged planned to distribute “500 grams or more” heroin and meth, plus “a quantity” of marijuana, the indictment states.

The same day, Carraway allegedly possessed a Ruger Model Blackhawk .45 caliber revolver, and a Smith & Wesson Model Airweight .38 caliber pistol “in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, the grand jury charged. The indictment alleges the Ruger .45 was stolen.
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The grand jury alleges that Carraway possessed the handguns knowing he had already convicted of possession of meth and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon on June 18, 2015 in Richmond County Superior Court.

The indictment includes a “forfeiture allegation” in which prosecutors are seeking to claim the guns and all proceeds of Carraway’s alleged drug trafficking.

Carraway’s arrest history in the Aiken and Augusta area ranges from shoplifting to failure to pay fines to guns/drugs – possession of methamphetamine and marijuana, plus possession of a firearm by convicted felon.

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40-year-old Matthew Ward Timmerman of Augusta, GA is charged in a one count indictment returned yesterday in federal court in Augusta.

Timmerman is accused of possession heroin for sales on June 22, 2017. The indictment doesn’t describe the circumstances of the case. Timmerman’s arrest record over past decade includes trafficking in both heroin and methamphetamines.

On May 12, 2017, Timmerman was booked into the Richmond County jail on felony charges of heroin trafficking and cocaine distribution.
In 2009 Timmerman was paroled to Aiken County, SC from a state prison in Georgia after serving about six years total for crimes that included a 10-year sentence for drugs.

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Timmerman was sentenced to 10 years in prison after his December 2005 conviction in Richmond County for methamphetamine trafficking to run concurrently with a eight year probation sentence in 2001 for possession of Xanax with intent to distribute. It appears he was in prison from April 2003 when probation was revoked until paroled in 2009.

Timmerman was also ordered wear an electronic monitoring ankle bracelet upon release to Aiken County.

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The federal prosecutors in the two cases are:

U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia Bobby L. Christine
Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian T. Rafferty, criminal division chief
Assistant U.S. Attorney Patricia Green Rhodes, lead counsel and deputy chief at criminal division
Assistant U.S. Attorney R. Brian Tanner, chief appellate division

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Federal Counterfeiting Indictment in Augusta, GA: Thousands in alleged fake money could duplicate into a 20-year federal sentence for an accused Augusta counterfeiter who impacted the lives of numerous CSRA shop owners and small businesses

South Eastern Social Justice Breaking News Bulletin – 12-8-17 1:46 p.m.

The feds reach out an nab an alleged counterfeiter cops say has been terrorizing shop owners in Richmond and Columbia counties

Fake $ Probe triggered by last year’s arrest of Terrance DeMarkus DeVoe when law enforcement in both counties raised the flag

By Greg Peterson
South Eastern Social Justice Breaking News
Co-owner, News Director
906-273-2433

(Augusta, GA) – An Augusta area man – who has a long arrest records including for allegedly passing fake money – has been indicted by a grand jury in Augusta, GA on two federal counterfeiting charges involving the alleged making and distributing of thousands of dollars in phony cash across Richmond and County counties.

TERRANCE DEMARKUS DEVOE mug 126-year-old Terrance DeMarkus DeVoe – who has been arrested in Aiken, Richmond and Columbia counties over the past 5 years – is named in the felony indictment handed down Wed., Dec. 6, 2017 by a federal grand jury sitting in Augusta, Georgia.

The indictment was just made public on the federal court doc site – often indictments are not announced until a suspect is in custody.  The notes in the indictment include $50, $20, $10, $5 bills. Scroll down to read the indictment we posted.

Devoe is charged with passing counterfeit reserve notes and manufacturing counterfeit reserve notes. If convicted, Devoe faces up to 20 years on each count in a federal prison, and the feds do not have parole.
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The Richmond County charges are believed to connected to the alleged use of fake $5, $10 and $20 bills totaling $200 in Sept. 2016 to purchase of an Xbox from a man in who was selling the game system on Craig’s List. The victim met with Devoe and an unidentified woman at the Walmart parking lot on Bobby Jones Expressway in an exchange that went quickly due to rain.

The victim was shocked and mortified when he tried to spend that fake cash at the Christmas Tree Shops and the cashier passed along the bad news.

He is also charged with making and distributing bogus bills in Columbia County.

The federal prosecutors in the case are:

U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia Bobby L. Christine
Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian T. Rafferty, criminal division chief
Assistant U.S. Attorney Patricia Green Rhodes, lead counsel and deputy chief at criminal division
Assistant U.S. Attorney R. Brian Tanner, chief appellate division

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A quick glance at Devoe’s record includes numerous arrests in past five years:

Police agencies in Aiken County, SC:

2014: first degree assault and battery first degree, third offense driving under suspension, failing to stop for law enforcement, defective break light and windshield, defective brake lights.

2012: Driving with suspended license, open beer, first offense shoplifting

Richmond County:

2012: Richmond County Grand Jury indictments: Felony second-degree burglary and attempted fleeing and eluding police plus numerous misdemeanor traffic-related charges including no insurance, hit and run, and reckless driving

WRDW TV-12 story on Xbox counterfeit case
http://www.wrdw.com/content/news/Suspect-taken-into-custody-accused-of-paying-man-counterfeit-dollars-for-Xbox-392440581.html