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Southern District of Georgia
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August 24, 2015

Final Defendant Sentenced in Savannah Drug Trafficking Case

SAVANNAH, GA—Telly Savalas Riley, a/k/a KoJak, 39, from Crescent, Georgia was sentenced last week by United States District Judge William T. Moore, Jr. to 146 months in prison for his role in a large-scale drug trafficking organization. Defendant Riley was the last of 22 defendants sentenced for running a drug-trafficking organization that operated out of Savannah, Atlanta, South Carolina and elsewhere.

The two-year investigation of this case was conducted by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) and involved the use of court-authorized wiretaps, undercover purchases of cocaine and search warrants. Agents with the DEA, Chatham County-Narcotics Team (CNT), Beaufort County South Carolina Sheriff’s Department, and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division worked the joint investigation. During the investigation, agents seized cocaine with an estimated street value of $1.5 million, marijuana with an estimated street value of $50,000, over $300,000 in cash and numerous automobiles. Additionally, agents seized 10 firearms from convicted felons.

The 21 other defendants convicted in this case included:

  1. Grilly Holloway, Jr, a/k/a “Cheese,” a/k/a “Grill Cheese,” of Savannah, Georgia, was sentenced to 121 months’ incarceration;
  2. Rashawn Ahamd Stewart, a/k/a “Black,” a/k/a “Magic,” a/k/a “Black Magic,” a/k/a “Smokey,” a/k/a “Spot,” of Savannah, Georgia, was sentenced to 128 months of incarceration;
  3. Steven Patrick McCoy, a/k/a “Patche,” a/k/a “Scratch,” a/k/a “Lil Pat,” a/k/a “Project,” of Savannah, Georgia, was sentenced to 121 months of incarceration;
  4. Jack Lee Brown, a/k/a “Smooth,” of Savannah, Georgia, was sentenced to 112 months of incarceration;
  5. Anthony Dether Aaron, a/k/a “The Tire Doctor,” a/k/a “Joe Jizzle,” a/k/a “Jizzleasy,” of Savannah, Georgia, was sentenced to 120 months of incarceration;
  6. Leonard Anthony Kennedy, a/k/a “Jamal Harris,” a/k/a “Bernard Anthony Gramm,” of Savannah, Georgia, was sentenced to 127 months of incarceration;
  7. Jarvis King, a/k/a “Jeezy,” a/k/a “Anthony Jarvis King,” a/k/a “Anthony Heyward,” a/k/a “Timothy Monroe Hughes, a/k/a “Ghost,” of South Carolina, was sentenced to 57 months of incarceration;
  8. Chad F. McCoy, a/k/a “Feezy,” of Atlanta, Georgia, was sentenced to 46 months of incarceration;
  9. Michael J. Singleton, a/k/a “Cheese,” of Savannah, Georgia, was sentenced to 92 months of incarceration;
  10. Dyshawn J. Beasley, a/k/a “Aubrey Beasley,” of Savannah, Georgia, was sentenced to 40 months’ incarceration;
  11. Leroy Chisolm, a/k/a “Fats,” of Savannah, Georgia, was sentenced to 151 months’ incarceration;
  12. Ron B. Allen, a/k/a “Ron Low,” of Savannah, Georgia, was sentenced to 51 months’ incarceration;
  13. Ricardo J. Crawford, a/k/a “Rico,” of Savannah, Georgia, was sentenced to 12 months’ incarceration;
  14. Jawyanna P. Pringle, a/k/a “Jiggie,” of Savannah, Georgia, was sentenced to 78 months’ incarceration;
  15. Joseph Medlock, a/k/a “Poochie Medlock,” of South Carolina, was sentenced to 77 months’ incarceration;
  16. Michael L. Bostic, a/k/a “Mike B,” of Savannah, Georgia, was sentenced to 48 months of incarceration;
  17. Edward L. Williams, of Crescent, Georgia, was sentenced to 9 months of incarceration;
  18. George Moran, of Crescent, Georgia, was sentenced to 52 months of incarceration;
  19. Willie Jones, of Savannah, Georgia, was sentenced to 151 months of incarceration;
  20. James Wright, of Savannah, Georgia, was sentenced to 71 months of incarceration; and,
  21. Earnest Edwards, of Savannah, Georgia, was sentenced to 160 months of incarceration.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Greg Gilluly, Jr. and Karl Knoche. The lead investigators in this case were DEA Special Agent Michael Sarhatt and CNT Agent David Arbizo.

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