On Tuesday, April 24, 2018, an Upson County jury convicted 37 year old, Quincy Lamont Johnson, of Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute, Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. Chief Judge Christopher C. Edwards sentenced Johnson to 40 years with the first 20 years to be served in prison.
Assistant District Attorney, Michael Rogers tried the case for the State. The Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon charge was tried after the Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute. Both trials occurred over the course of two days. The jury deliberated for approximately twenty minutes on each case before returning the guilty verdicts.
District Attorney Ben Coker said of the guilty verdict, “I am extremely proud of ADA Michael Rogers, my Upson County Staff, the Upson County Sheriff’s Office, Thomaston Police Department, and citizens of the jury for their time and effort involved in this prosecution. This verdict and sentence sends a message to drug dealers who arm themselves with weapons, poison our community with drugs, and place our citizens and law enforcement at risk. The consequences of this conduct will be severe. Our office will continue to partner with law enforcement and fight this evil that invades our communities and destroys families.