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Northeastern Georgians face federal prison for drug deals organized by inmate

Two northeast Georgia residents arrested in an investigation that stemmed from drug sales that federal agents say were brokered by a state prison inmate were sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in Athens. .

Brendan R. Gates, 37, of Commerce and Cindy Stamey, 49, of Danielsville were convicted of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute during a three-day trial, according to the US Attorney’s Office.

Gates was also convicted of possession of a firearm during a drug offense.

The couple will be sentenced later by District Court Judge C. Ashley Royal. Each faces a possible maximum sentence of life in prison.

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Several others were convicted in the drug operation that focused on Athens and was linked to an inmate serving time at the Wheeler Correctional Institution in Alamo, Georgia. The inmate was identified as Malcody “Yes Sir Cody” Dinges, 43. He previously pleaded guilty to the crime and was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Other co-defendants from the area, who have not yet been sentenced, are Justin Maddox, 44, of Athens; Christopher Wilson, 41, of Hull; Carrie Kasper, 31, of Athens; and Katlyn Lackey, 21, from Commerce. All pleaded guilty to methamphetamine distribution charges.

The US Attorney’s Office released a statement saying federal agents learned in 2018 that Dinges was conducting drug deals using a cell phone while in prison. Dinges would direct the co-defendants where to obtain drugs in Atlanta and then bring them back to Athens for distribution, agents said.

Dinges would receive a fee for brokering the deals, agents said.

This article originally appeared on the Athens Banner-Herald: Methamphetamine convictions leave Northeast Georgians facing federal time

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