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Kingpin Corley back in prison

By Walter Geiger Methamphetamine kingpin Morgan Corley had his probation revoked in Jones County superior court after a hearing in Gray Dec. 10. The probation proceeding stemmed from a Feb. 4 high speed chase here during which Corley hit speeds of up to 135 miles per hour while trying to evade law enforcement. During the chase, Corley threw a weapon out of his vehicle. He was on probation at the time for a racketeering conviction. During that trial, authorities described him as one of the most prolific meth dealers in the southeast. Lt. Chris Webster, who initiated the Feb. 4 traffic stop that resulted in the wild chase, testified at the Jones County proceeding as did Lamar investigator Laura Clark. Lt. Webster finally stopped the chase on Silver Dollar Road when he pitted Corley’s high performance Camaro and spun it out into a field. After hearing testimony, Judge Hugh Wingfield revoked Corley’s probation and sent him to prison until Aug. 29, 2024. ’Probation is not a right. It is a privilege,’ the judge concluded.

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