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    Multiple people facing drug, firearms charges as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods

    By Mike Lepp,

    2024-06-11

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    (WJBF) – Multiple individuals have been charged with federal firearms and drug charges as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods.

    Those indicted include:

    • Joshua Robert Ward , 44, and Jordan Beverly Howard , 37, both of Augusta, charged with Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute, and to Distribute, Methamphetamine and Heroin; Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine; Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime; and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon;
    • Darnell Harold Miller, 25, of Savannah, charged with two counts of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon; and Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number; and,
    • Anthony Orlando Jones , 34, of Augusta, charged with Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.

    Also previously indicted:

    • Howard Barkley , a/k/a “T-Bone,” 46, and Johnny Porter Sr., a/k/a “Unc,” 71, both of Waycross, Ga., charged with Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute and to Distribute 50 Grams or More of Methamphetamine and other drug charges, while Porter also is charged with Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, and Maintaining a Drug-Involved Premises.
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    Those recently adjudicated on federal firearms charges include:

    • Joshua Green , 35, of Ridgeland, S.C., was sentenced to 77 months in prison after pleading guilty to Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. Savannah police found Green in possession of a pistol in a closed city park.
    • Isaac C. Brown , 40, of Guyton, Ga., was sentenced to time served after pleading guilty to Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. Georgia Ports Authority police conducting enhanced screenings at the Garden City Terminal found a pistol inside Brown’s truck in March 2023.
    • Unique Haynes , 26, of Jacksonville, Fla., awaits sentencing after pleading guilty to Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute and to Distribute Methamphetamine, Cocaine and Fentanyl, and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. A co-defendant, Eric Massey, 29, also of Jacksonville, awaits sentencing after pleading guilty to Illegal Use of a Communication Facility. Haynes and Massey were charged in Augusta following an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from the Georgia State Patrol.
    • Jamario D. Owens , 24, of Savannah, awaits sentencing after pleading guilty to Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. Savannah police officers found Owens in possession of a handgun while investigating a reported disturbance.
    • Thomas J. Fazio II , 41, ofGrovetown, Ga, awaits sentencing after pleading guilty to Possession of an Unregistered Firearm. In May 2023, Homeland Security Investigations and Customs and Border Protection intercepted suspected firearms silencers being shipped to Fazio, a U.S. Army Staff Sergeant. During a search of Fazio’s residence, investigators found multiple firearms including an illegal short-barrel assault-style rifle and an unregistered firearm silencer.
    • Pedro Walker , 24, of Savannah, awaits sentencing after pleading guilty to Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. Savannah police officers investigating a reported disturbance found Walker had been in possession of a pistol.
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