A Perry man pleaded guilty to a drug charge in federal court Thursday.
Wendell Douglas Walker, 39, pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of crack cocaine and one count of trying to influence a juror, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Macon.
Walker admitted selling the crack cocaine to a confidential informant in November 2007.
He also admitted that he had gotten a relative to contact a trial juror and ask her to call a cell phone number because “someone wanted to talk to her.”
When she did so and Walker identified himself, he asked to meet with the juror. She hung up on him. Walker admitted that he made the contact to try to influence the juror, the release said.
Walker faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 20 years and a maximum sentence of life in prison on the cocaine charge. He could draw an additional 10 years for trying to influence a juror.