Four South Georgia Residents Indicted on Federal Drug Trafficking Charges
BRUNSWICK, GA—An Indictment returned by a federal grand jury sitting in Savannah in July and unsealed yesterday has charged 4 Georgia residents with conspiring to traffic cocaine and marijuana from 2014 to 2015 in the McIntosh, Glynn, Wayne, and Liberty County areas. The indicted defendants are:
- Sterling Hunter “Tuffy” Bond, 53, from Townsend, Georgia,
- Jeannette Bond, 48, from Townsend, Georgia,
- Nik Kodros, 49, from Townsend, Georgia, and,
- Lawrence Dewayne Floyd, 53, from Jesup, Georgia.
If convicted of the charged drug trafficking conspiracy charge, the defendants face a maximum of 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine.
Tuffy Bond, Jeanette Bond and Nik Kodros appeared in federal court in Brunswick yesterday for their initial appearances before U.S. Magistrate Judge R. Stan Baker. The Government asked that Tuffy Bond be detained pending trial; his detention hearing will be held on Monday in Brunswick. Kodros and Jeannette Bond were released yesterday on bond.
United States Attorney Edward Tarver emphasized that the indictments are only accusations and are not evidence of guilt. The defendants are entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the Government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
The charges resulted from a federal investigation by the FBI and the DEA, with assistance from the McIntosh County Sheriff’s Office and the Darien Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Charlie Bourne is prosecuting the case on behalf of the United States. For additional information, please contact First Assistant United States Attorney James D. Durham at (912) 201-2547.