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      Federal warrants served in Albany and Dawson on drug charges

      Law enforcement officials with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI), Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Georgia State Patrol (GSP) Post 40, Albany Probation, and Albany Police Department served federal arrest warrants in Albany and Dawson, Georgia. In conjunction with the arrests, federal search warrants were also executed in Albany. / MGN Online


      UPDATE: 11/14/13

      After appearing in court, one of the seven men, 39-year-old Kenneth Fairbanks was given bond of $20,000.

      Officials say he can be released if he can pay five percent of that amount.

      The other men remain in prison until trial.

      FIRST STORY:

      The following press release was issued by the off of the Middle District of Georgia:

      Michael J. Moore, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announced that law enforcement officials with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI), Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Georgia State Patrol (GSP) Post 40, Albany Probation, and Albany Police Department served federal arrest warrants in Albany and Dawson, Georgia. In conjunction with the arrests, federal search warrants were also executed in Albany.

      These warrants stem from a two year narcotics investigation initiated by the ATF and GBI Sylvester with the assistance of the United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Georgia. The investigation uncovered a major drug trafficking organization responsible for transporting multi kilograms of powder cocaine, crack cocaine, and firearms throughout the southwest Georgia area.

      The following were arrested on federal arrest warrants and are in federal custody awaiting bond hearings scheduled on November 13, 2013:

      Toney Ricardo Mosley, age 44, of Albany, GA, charged with Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute;

      Montravis Montez Luke, age 29, of Albany, GA, charged with Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon;

      Joe Lewis Guest III, age 26, of Albany, GA, charged with Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute;

      Timothy Lemond Johnson, age 41, of Albany, GA, charged with Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute;

      Ontario Deshone Watson, age 40, of Dawson, GA, charged with Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute;

      Darian Jay Gillison, age 36, of Albany, GA, charged with Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute;

      Kenneth Fairbanks, age 39, of Dawson, GA, charged with Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute.

      This investigation is an example of state and federal law enforcement agencies working together to make a positive impact in the local communities of southwest Georgia.

      The case was investigated by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI), Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Georgia State Patrol (GSP) Post 40, Albany Probation, and Albany Police Departmentand is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Leah McEwen.

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