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220 Months' Imprisonment For Macon Man Guilty Of Conspiring To Distribute Nearly One Kilo Of Meth

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Georgia

MACON – A Macon man was sentenced to 220 months in prison today after admitting he conspired to possess with intent to distribute nearly one kilo of methamphetamine, said Charles “Charlie” Peeler, the United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia. Donald Frederick Meeks, 36, of Macon, Georgia, was sentenced on August 7, 2019 by U.S. District Judge Marc Treadwell. Mr. Meeks pleaded guilty to one count of Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine in his signed plea agreement, filed on August 30, 2018.

On June 9, 2017, a Confidential Informant (CI) advised U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents that Mr. Meeks was traveling from Macon to an apartment complex in Norcross, Georgia to obtain methamphetamine.  When agents attempted to detain Mr. Meeks following his return to his Fulton Mill Road residence in Macon, Mr. Meeks fled the scene carrying a backpack. He was captured. Inside the backpack was 990.80 grams of methamphetamine. Mr. Meeks had another 5.01 grams in his left front pocket. A federal search warrant of his residence uncovered three rifles, a pistol, and an additional 28.66 grams of methamphetamine.

“From behind bars for the next 18 years, this individual will have the opportunity to reflect on his decision to become a drug dealer in Middle Georgia,” said U.S. Attorney Charlie Peeler.  “Methamphetamine ruins the lives of the people who choose to sell it and the people who choose to take it.  Rest assured:  Our office will continue to work hand-in-hand with law enforcement to hold those peddling this poison accountable for their crimes.”

The case was investigated by the DEA. Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles Calhoun prosecuted the case for the Government. Questions can be directed to Pamela Lightsey, Public Information Officer, United States Attorney’s Office, at (478) 621-2603 or Melissa Hodges, Public Affairs Director (Contractor), United States Attorney’s Office, at (478) 765-2362.

Updated August 8, 2019

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