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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Tennessee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Georgia Man Sentenced To Fourteen Years For Conspiracy To Distribute Methamphetamine In Georgia And Tennessee

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – On Sept. 24, 2014, Anthony Long, 42, of Chatsworth, Ga., was sentenced to serve 168 months in prison by the Honorable Harry S. Mattice Jr., U.S. District Judge. Long pleaded guilty in May 2014 to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Upon his release from prison, he will be subject to three years of supervised release by the U.S. Probation Office.

Long was one of 18 individuals from Tennessee and Georgia charged in a conspiracy to transport methamphetamine from Atlanta to Polk County, Tenn., where it was distributed. In the plea agreement on file with the U.S. District Court, Long admitted that he had driven two pounds of methamphetamine from the Atlanta to Ranger, Ga., at the direction of his co-conspirators. When law enforcement attempted to stop his car, Long fled and led the officers on a high speed chase, exceeding 100 miles per hour, on Interstate 75.

The indictment and subsequent conviction of Long was the result of an investigation conducted by the Department of Homeland Security Investigations Division, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; Tenth Judicial District Drug Task Force; and Polk County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Terra L. Bay represented the United States.

Updated March 18, 2015