February 29-- A drug violator, a child molestor and a shoplifter have been found guilty by juries in Toombs County Superior Court.
District Attorney Hayward Altman says Neal Garnett Smith was found guilty of felony possession cocaine and simple possession of marijuana, a misdemeanor. He was sentenced by Judge Bobby Reeves to 30 years with 20 years to serve without parole. The DA says the heavy sentence is because Smith has prior drug convictions. Smith was indicted for trafficking in cocaine and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, but was convicted on the lesser charges.
In another case, the jury convicted Victor Tyrone Campbell of Lyons for sodomizing a girl under the age of 16 in 2002. His sentencing has been set for March 15.
A Soperton woman, Nita Warren, was convicted for stealing televisions and other items from the Walmart in Vidalia in July, 2010. She has prior convictions in Treutlen County and will be sentenced later in Toombs County.