Acworth man gets prison for offering cash to kill ex-wife


A convicted felon will spend nearly two decades behind bars after he was found guilty for trafficking cocaine.

Darrick Lawrence was sentenced to 16 years and six months with one month credit for time served.

He will also face charges in Virginia for conspiracy to commit first-degree murder.

Authorities say cocaine, two rifles and hundreds rounds of ammunition were discovered in Lawrence's Decatur residence.

On February 7, 2017 officials obtained a search warrant which lead them to the discovery of the rifles and a 5.56 caliber pistol.

Lawrence, who is an 11-time convicted felon, has previously been convicted for robbery, assault, battery, and violations of possessing with intent to distribute controlled substances.

Authorities were able to determine the 39-year-old Lawrence distributed cocaine between Atlanta and Virginia, as well as created a shell company to funnel millions of dollars from drug transactions using 18 bank accounts.

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