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Federal Convictions for Macon Methamphetamine Trafficking

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

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Macon, Ga. - Three men were convicted of methamphetamine trafficking in Macon according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Georgia.

The three men allegedly obtained the methamphetamine in the City of Atlanta. From here they were shipping the methamphetamine to Macon for its apparent distribution. Authorities discovered four pounds of methamphetamine as it was in transit to Bibb County.

Even though the charges the three men faced were on a federal level, there are equivalent charges here in Georgia at the state level. As a Georgia Criminal Defense Lawyer, I will outline the laws that control methamphetamine in the state of Georgia - in particular trafficking the narcotic.

Trafficking Methamphetamine in Georgia

Trafficking Methamphetamine in Georgia is defined in the Georgia Code in O.C.G.A. §16-13-31 (e) as:

Any person who knowingly sells, delivers, or brings into this state or has possession of 28 grams or more of methamphetamine, amphetamine, or any mixture containing either methamphetamine or amphetamine, as described in Schedule II, in violation of this article commits the felony offense of trafficking in methamphetamine or amphetamine and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished as follows:

(1) If the quantity of methamphetamine, amphetamine, or a mixture containing either substance involved is 28 grams or more, but less than 200 grams, the person shall be sentenced to a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of ten years and shall pay a fine of $200,000.00;

(2) If the quantity of methamphetamine, amphetamine, or a mixture containing either substance involved is 200 grams or more, but less than 400 grams, the person shall be sentenced to a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 15 years and shall pay a fine of $300,000.00; and

(3) If the quantity of methamphetamine, amphetamine, or a mixture containing either substance involved is 400 grams or more, the person shall be sentenced to a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 25 years and shall pay a fine of $1 million.

Practice Note

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Richard Lawson

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