Horace Mayfield Georgia Department of Corrections
Photo: Georgia Department of Corrections
Photo: Georgia Department of Corrections

Georgia man sentenced to 13 years for operating $9.5M drug network

A Georgia man who authorities said operated a $9.5 million drug trafficking network is headed back to prison, according to court documents. 

Horace Mayfield, 33, of Winder, was sentenced to 13 years and six months after pleading guilty to methamphetamine and cocaine possession and distribution. 

Mayfield was one of 24 people arrested in 2016 in connection with the “multifacated drug trafficking network with tentacles reaching south into Atlanta and north into South Carolina,” the GBI said at the time. 

Officials said Mayfield’s drug organization had been operating out of Stephens County and surrounding communities for several years.

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During a 10-month investigation, the GBI said the drug organization was responsible for 72 kilograms of cocaine, 15 kilograms of methamphetamine and 50 pounds of marijuana with a total street value of $9.5 million.

According to the Georgia Department of Corrections, Mayfield was on parole at the time of his most recent arrest. He served time in 2005 for cocaine possession.

Mayfield had been in custody since his arrest Feb. 17, 2016. That time will count toward his sentence. After his prison time, he will serve five years of supervised release. 

Mayfield filed a notice of appeal in the case Wednesday.  

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