SAVANNAH, Ga. -- A Mexican citizen living in rural south Georgia has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for his role in a drug plot.
According to a statement released by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eric Arrana-Garcia, 39, who lived in Blackshear, Ga., was sentenced last week by United States District Judge William T. Moore, Jr. to 18 years in prison for his role in a meth conspiracy operating in southeast Georgia and elsewhere.
A Vidalia, Ga., attorney has been arrested on charges of forgery and theft by deception in connection with a $500,000 civil settlement he allegedly never gave his clients.
Wilson Randolph Smith, 63, was arrested Tuesday night by Toombs County sheriff’s deputies and placed in the Toombs County Detention Center awaiting his appearance before a Superior Court judge, Sheriff Alvie Kight said Wednesday.
The arrest came after an investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Middle Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s office, Kight said.