Southwest Georgian Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Operating High-Volume Open Air Illegal Drug “Market”

ALBANY, Ga. – The leader of a high-volume illegal drug trafficking operation located in a southwest Georgia city was sentenced to federal prison. Sherrod Winchester, 39, of Albany, was sentenced to serve 300 months in prison to be followed by five years of supervised release on Wednesday, October 20, by U.S. District Judge Leslie Gardner after he previously pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute controlled substances. There is no parole in the federal system. “Sherrod Winchester’s sentencing concludes a lengthy investigation into a stop and shop serving dozens of addicts daily who could easily access methamphetamine, heroin and diverted pharmaceuticals.