Macon attorney disbarred for selling drugs

The Georgia Supreme Court has disbarred Macon attorney Holly Hogue Edwards, the court announced Monday morning.

She admitted in federal court that she tried to sell drugs to a GBI undercover agent last year. Edward pleaded guilty in April to one count of distributing oxycodone and methamphetamine, according to court documents.

She faces a sentence of up to 20 years and a fine of up to $1 million dollars.

Her sentencing was scheduled for July 6, but it was postponed.

According to a plea agreement, Edwards met the GBI undercover agent on June 4, 2015 in 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.

Holly Hogue Edwards has appeared on Law Call on 13WMAZ, offering advice on legal matters.

 


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