ATLANTA — Two Stockbridge men have been sentenced to prison for fentanyl distribution.
“These two defendants directly contributed to the nation’s ongoing opioid epidemic by pushing the dangerous drug fentanyl,” said Robert J. Murphy, the special agent in charge of the Atlanta Field Division. “They’ve now been brought to justice and will face significant time behind bars.”
Geno Demons Jr., 38, was sentenced on March 9 to 12 years and seven months in prison, followed by five years of supervised released. Demons pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance on Nov. 14, 2022.
Raymond Dexter Hicks, 59, was sentenced on Jan. 17 to six years, six months in prison, followed by five years of supervised released. Hicks also pleaded guilty to the offense of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance on July 23, 2021.
According to U.S. Attorney Buchanan, the charges and other information presented in court: In January 2021, the DEA, using an undercover agent, met with Demons and Hicks, who were attempting to sell two kilograms of fentanyl. Special agents arrested the men following the meeting. The investigators recovered loaded pistols from both men during their arrests, as well as two kilograms of fentanyl in Hicks’ car. The investigation revealed that Demons was working for a Mexico-based source of supply and distributing kilogram quantities of fentanyl with Hicks. Both men admitted to conducting multiple additional drug transactions as part of the charged conspiracy.
This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration.
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