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Bonds reduced for alleged drug traffickers
by Debbie Lurie-Smith
Apr 10, 2014 | 1690 views | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Two of four individuals arrested in February and facing drug trafficking charges were in Jones County Superior Court last week seeking a reduction in their bonds.

Sarah Bunn, 33, and Dacia Holcomb, 23, appeared separately before Superior Court Judge Hugh Wingfield April 3, but the result was the same. Their $50,000 bonds were reduced but not by the amount they were asking. The judge lowered both of the bonds to $40,000. Their requests were for the bonds to be lowered to $30,000.

Bunn and Holcomb were represented by public defender Sean Brodie, and Assistant District Attorney Wright Barksdale spoke for the state.

During the hearing for Bunn, Brodie told the court his client has been in jail since her Jan. 28 arrest and simply asked the bond be reduced to $30,000.

Barksdale said he opposed the reduction on the grounds that Bunn is not from the Middle Georgia area and because of the seriousness of the charge.

According to Georgia law, a conviction on the charge of trafficking carries a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 10 years plus a fine of $200,000.

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