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RICO defendant denied change to $200,000 bond
by Debbie Lurie-Smith
Sep 20, 2012 | 1587 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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One of the defendants in a drug case involving what is being called the biggest methamphetamine distribution organization in Middle Georgia will remain under a $200,000 bond despite his efforts for a bond reduction.

Benjamin Rogers was arrested Feb. 7 and was one of 14 people involved in the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act case.

Attorney Paul Christian represented Rogers in the motion to reduce bond in Jones County Superior Court Sept. 6, and Assistant District Attorney Keagan Goodrich represented the state.

Jones County Sheriff’s Department Investigator Lt. Jimmy Black told the court that Rogers was arrested during a drug transaction with methamphetamine and a firearm in his possession.

“We intercepted him during the transaction,” Black stated.

Chadwick Lee Nicholson is considered the kingpin of the organization, and Goodrich said Rogers’ brother is considered number two. She said the defendant received drugs from his brother and redistributed them.

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