Lee County man sentenced to 130 months over drug-related charges
A Lee County man has been sentenced to just over 10 years in prison for drug-related charges.
Officials with the United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Georgia say that 51-year-old Chad Curry had one ounce of crystal methamphetamine, two bags of marijuana, a .25 caliber handgun and items to manufacture meth.
The items were found in the execution of a search warrant at his residence in Leesburg.
Curry admitted to having the items and that he had been acquiring meth from sources in Atlanta and Phoenix City for redistribution, as well as manufacturing some quantities of meth himself.
“Mr. Curry not only sold highly addictive drugs but was willing to protect his illegal activity through violence if necessary, as evidenced by his possession of a handgun while doing so. Because of that weapon, he received a consecutive five year sentence in addition to what he received for selling drugs. Gun crime means extra time in the federal system,” said United States Attorney Charles Peeler.
Curry will serve 70 months for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and 60 months for possession of a firearm in the furtherance of a drug trafficking crime with the sentences to run consecutively.