Members of Montezuma drug trafficking organization sentenced
Published 5:00 pm Monday, August 14, 2017
MACON — United States Attorney G. F. “Pete” Peterman III announces that Geoffrey L. “Jeff’ Larry, Nicholas J. “Nick” Larry, and Curtis J. “C.J.” Holmes, were each sentenced to more than 13 years in federal prison for distributing crack cocaine in and around Montezuma, Macon County, Georgia. The sentences were imposed by United States District Court Judge Marc T. Treadwell in Macon, Georgia, on Tuesday, Aug. 8.
Geoffrey L. Larry, 36, of Montezuma, was sentenced to serve 170 months in federal prison for distribution of crack cocaine and was determined to be the leader and supplier of the drug trafficking organization that included his brother, Nicholas J. Larry, 34, also of Montezuma. Nicholas J. Larry was sentenced to serve 155 months in federal prison and Curtis J. Holmes, 38, of Warner Robins, was sentenced to serve 170 months in federal prison for their participation in the crack cocaine organization. Each of the defendants is also required to serve a three-year term of supervised release following release from prison.
There is no parole for those convicted in the federal courts.
The court determined that between Jan. 1, 2014, and March 15, 2016, the Larry brothers and Holmes were responsible for trafficking the equivalent of more than 1,950 grams of crack cocaine in and around the Montezuma area. The drug trafficking organization primarily dealt in crack cocaine, powder cocaine, and small amounts of marijuana. The court also determined that Nicholas Larry and Curtis Holmes maintained two different “trap houses,” the term for premises used for the purpose of trafficking drugs, that were supplied by Geoffrey Larry over the course of more than two years. Several firearms were seized throughout the course of the investigation, including three firearms located at one of the drug premises. Each of the defendants had previous felony convictions for drug crimes in the state of Georgia and were therefore prohibited from possessing any firearms.
“I commend the federal and local law enforcement officers and agencies whose cooperation took these violent, armed drug dealers off the streets and dismantled their drug distribution organization, The community and citizens of Montezuma, of Macon County, and of all of Middle Georgia are safer today as the result of this investigation and prosecution,” said U.S. Attorney Peterman.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, through lead agent Brian Queener, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, through lead agent Shannon McCook, and additional assistance from the Montezuma Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney C. Shanelle Booker prosecuted the case for the United States.