Escapee gets 27 years

A drug dealer who escaped from a Georgia jail was sentenced to 27 years last week by a federal judge.

Richard Ben Glawson, 42, of Macon was convicted by a jury in October of distribution of crack cocaine, distribution of marijuana, possession with the intent to sell marijuana, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and escape. His sentencing was Thursday, said Sue McKinney, public affairs specialist with the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Evidence showed Glawson sold drugs to an informant in June 2003 and a pistol in July 2003.

Arrested in December 2006, Glawson escaped from the Bill County Law Enforcement Center the same month by switching identities with a fellow inmate.