A Louisville, Ga., man charged with trafficking in methamphetamine was sentenced to 30 years last week with 20 years to serve before Superior Court Judge Brenda Trammell.
According to Morgan County court records, Devarski Antonio Bennett, 35, pled guilty to one count trafficking methamphetamine or amphetamine on Tuesday, April 19 before Judge Trammell. Along with the prison time, Bennett was also fined $300,000 and with other fees and probation add-ons, will be expected to pay more than $500,000.
Bennett was initially charged on April 18, 2019 by Georgia State Patrol Corporeal Nicholas Carter with possessing more than 200 grams of methamphetamine after he was stopped at approximately 5:20 p.m. while traveling eastbound on Interstate 20 near the 103 mile marker. Court records state that at the time of his arrest, Bennet was also charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana, less than an ounce, defective equipment and speeding. on April 19, 2021, Bennett was indicted on all counts by a Morgan County Grand Jury. During Bennett’s plea agreement in Morgan County Superior Court, the other charges were essentially waived.
Court records also state that while Bennett was released from custody on a $100,000 bond, he was arrested in Jefferson County on March 11, 2020, on charges of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, felony obstruction of a police officer and crossing guard lines with contraband.
Records allege that when Bennett was approached by Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office deputies, he dropped a black bag he was holding and violently resisted arrest. Bennett was eventually indicted in Jefferson County for aggravated assault on a peace officer, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, crossing guard lines with contraband and felony obstruction. He still faces those charges when he completes his current sentence.
Bennett was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Jeff Burks, Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit.