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Meth Dealers Sentenced

Five men who were part of a "major methamphetamine trafficking organization" pleaded guilty. That's according to release from US Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, Michael Moore.

Moore said Shawn Foster Phillips, Chad Minter and Marty Bass pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

Travis Walker McElhenny pleaded guilty to possession of the drug, with intent to distribute it. Jon Rylander pleaded guilty to possessing the drug.

The men admitted that from January of 2011 to December of 2012, Phillips drove from Warner Robins to Atlanta to buy methamphetamine from a Mexican drug dealer. Phillips brought the drug back to Warner Robins and sold it to Minter, Bass, McElhenny and others in the area.

Those men sold the drug to "street level" dealers.

Moore estimated that during its operation, the ring sold more than 50 kilos of the drug.

A judge sentenced Minter to ten years in prison, McElhenny seven years, and Bass 15 years. Rylander received three years of probation.

Sentencing on the other defendants has not been set.


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