US authorities have sentenced Georgia resident Jared Shemaiah Jones, the leader of a drug and money laundering organization operating in North Carolina and South Carolina, to 30 years in jail. Jones must also serve five years of supervised release.
Between 2014 and September 2020, Jones’ conspiracy led to the trafficking of over 1,000 kilograms of cocaine from California into the Carolinas. Jones then laundered the illicit funds. Jones also recruited at least 10 other people into the conspiracy.
Authorities have seized 30 kilograms of cocaine, one kilogram of heroin, and nearly $500,000 in cash in their investigation. Note that Jones had earlier pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute and to possess (with intent to distribute) cocaine, conspiring to launder money, and possessing (with intent to distribute) cocaine.
Source: US Department of Justice