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Savannah man to be sentenced on drug charges

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Edward Chisholm (Source: Chatham Co. District Attorney's Office) Edward Chisholm (Source: Chatham Co. District Attorney's Office)
CHATHAM CO., GA (WTOC) -

A jury found a Savannah man guilty on drug charges on Thursday.

Edward Tyrone Chisholm, 36, of Savannah, was found guilty of two counts of a sale of a controlled substance, trafficking in cocaine over 28 grams, use of communication fac. for criminal use and possession/delivery of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.

Chisholm was prosecuted under the recidivist statute that requires habitual criminals to serve their sentence without parole, according to the Chatham County District Attorney's Office. He is scheduled to be sentenced at a later date.

Between late September 2010 and early October 2010, Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team conducted three drug buys in which agents arranged to buy cocaine from Chisholm and recorded these phone conversations, according to the Chatham County District Attorney's Office.

On Oct. 8, 2010, a search warrant was executed at a home on East 65th Street, where Chisholm's girlfriend Angelia Ratcliffe lived. Agents found packets of powdered cocaine individually packaged for distribution, cash and a .44-caliber Magnum gun. 

Ratcliffe was tried separately and entered a plea deal. She received 10 years in prison for two counts of sale of a controlled substance and use of a communication fac. for criminal use.

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