Six Macon residents plead guilty to federal drug charges, according to U.S. Attorney Michael Moore.
In a Wednesday news release, Moore said Andre Fowler, 38, and Hugh Fowler, 37, headed up a drug trafficking operation in Macon.
During its existence, Moore said, "the organization was responsible for obtaining at least three or four kilograms of cocaine every two weeks from a source in Atlanta..."
Moore said the couriers who worked for the Fowlers brought the cocaine to Macon, where it was put in stash houses before being sold to area cocaine dealers.
In addition to the Fowlers, Moore said Andria Williams, 41; Cheyunski Williams, 35; and Darrell Andrews, 33; all of Macon, distributed the organizations drugs.
Moore said another Macon man, 37-year-old Antonio Glover, managed the organizations finances.
Moore said the investigation, code named "Fowl Play," was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Bibb County sheriff's office, Macon Police Department and the Jones County sheriff's office.
"Investigative efforts on January 26, 2011, led to the seizure of three kilograms of cocaine in Atlanta destined for Macon and fourteen kilograms in Augusta, Georgia. All of the drugs came from the same source in Atlanta that had been supplying the Fowler organization," Moore said in the news release.
Moore said Cheyunski Williams and Darrell Andrews pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine.
Those pleas were entered on Aug. 9, Moore said.
He said Andre Fowler, Adrian Williams, Antonion Glover and Hugh Fowler pleaded guilty to the same charges on Aug. 12.
Because of the pleas, Moore said Glover faces a mandatory minimum sentence of five years, up to a maximum of 40 years in prison.
Moore said the other five face mandatory minimum sentences of 10 years, up to a maximum of life in prison without parole.
All six are in custody awaiting sentencing, which Moore said is scheduled for Oct. 26.