Man gets 21 years for drug trafficking, insurance fraud

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BRUNSWICK, Ga. - A 46-year-old Nahunta man was sentenced Tuesday to more than 21 years in prison for his roles in a drug trafficking conspiracy and an insurance fraud scheme.

During the guilty plea and sentencing hearings, the evidence showed that Gerald Roberson was a leader of a conspiracy that stretched from Georgia to Texas to Mexico and involved more than 1,000 pounds of marijuana, more than 50 pounds of methamphetamine, and an untold number of prescription drugs. In addition, Roberson helped commit an arson in an effort to defraud insurance companies of over $58,000 in claims.

Chief Judge Wood earlier sentenced two additional Brantley County residents for their roles in the criminal conduct. Harold Ragland, 48, was sentenced July 2 to 18 years in prison for his role in the drug trafficking conspiracy and insurance fraud scheme. Decia Roberson, 45, was sentenced to more than three and a half years for her role in the drug trafficking conspiracy. Decia Roberson is the ex-wife of Gerald Roberson.

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