RAJOHN ALEXANDER SANDIFER, 24, of 219 Evergreen Street, Warner Robins, pleaded guilty this morning in Houston Superior Court to Trafficking Cocaine and Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute.
On December 21, 2009, the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force was looking to arrest Sandifer on an outstanding warrant for violation of parole. Sandifer was spotted riding as a passenger in a car around the 1800 block of Watson Blvd., Warner Robins, and taken into custody. A search of the car revealed 36 grams of crack cocaine, 10 grams of powder cocaine, and about seven ounces of marijuana. Once the drugs were found, the Warner Robins Police Department was called to handle the new drug trafficking case. Sandifer was on parole at the time after serving 23 months of a three-year sentence for Possession Cocaine with Intent to Distribute. He was convicted of that charge in Houston Superior Court on June 20, 2007, and was released on parole May 13, 2009.
Sandifer was sentenced to Thirty (30) years and ordered to serve the first Ten (10) years in prison. In addition, he was ordered to pay over $350,000.00 in total fines and fees. Other conditions of Sandifer’s sentence include banishment from Houston County, warrantless searches, random drug testing, no possession or consumption of alcohol or illegal drugs, no possession of firearms or surveillance equipment, and maintain lawful employment.
COMMENTS BY GEORGE HARTWIG, CHIEF ADA:
"It certainly did not take this drug dealer very long to get back in the business," Hartwig said. “One would think that serving almost two years in prison would be a sufficient deterrent—obviously it was not," said Chief ADA Hartwig. "We hope the Parole Board seriously considers the fact that this guy had just been released from prison—they should make him serve the whole ten years this time," Hartwig said.The guilty plea was accepted by Judge Edward D. Lukemire who sentenced Sandifer to terms previously negotiated by the prosecutor and defense counsel. Sandifer was prosecuted by Chief Assistant District Attorney George Hartwig, Houston DA’s Office. Sandifer was represented by Matt Drury, Assistant Public Defender,