Former Macon lawyer gets probation in drug case

A former Macon lawyer who admitted selling drugs to an undercover GBI agent received three years' probation.

Holly Hogue Edwards was sentenced Wednesday morning in U.S. District Court in Macon.
Edwards could have faced a sentence of up to 20 years and a fine of up to a $1 million dollars.
But the federal judge gave her probation and a $1,000 fine.
This spring, she also surrendered her license to practice law in Georgia.
According to a plea agreement, Edwards met the GBI undercover agent on June 4 of last year at the parking lot of Church's Chicken on Hardeman Avenue in Macon.
She took $500 from the agent and promised to deliver an "eight ball" of methamphetamine and 10 oxycodone pills.
Edwards then drove to a nearby Citgo station to meet with her supplier, the court document says, but returned only with the pills.
She promised to deliver the meth later in the day.
The undercover agent tried to contact Edwards, but she never delivered the meth, the agreement says.
In exchange for her guilty plea, federal prosecutors agreed to drop three other charges against Edwards


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