Andrews Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy To Possess Methamphetamine With Intent To Distribute
ALBANY: Charles E. Peeler, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announces that Marcus Andrews, age 35, of Bristol, Florida, pled guilty on May 17, 2018 to Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine before U.S. District Court Judge Leslie J. Abrams in Albany, Georgia. The plea subjects Mr. Andrews to a term of imprisonment of up to twenty (20) years, a fine of up to one million dollars, or both.
Mr. Andrews admitted the following facts in his guilty plea:
On November 2, 2016, agents were monitoring a court-authorized wiretap on a phone being used by Boris Fuller when they intercepted a series of text messages and phone calls regarding an order for methamphetamine placed by customers of an organization operating in Florida. Based on the content of these calls, agents conducted electronic and visual surveillance and conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Mr. Andrews.
A drug detection canine was deployed and showed a positive alert indicating the likely presence of narcotics. Mr. Andrews spontaneously stated, “There is dope in that car, it’s mine.” Officers searched the vehicle and located a white shopping bag containing crystal methamphetamine weighing approximately 15 ounces.
This case was investigated by agents of the Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office, Crisp County Sheriff’s Office, Tift County Sheriff’s Office, Henry County Sheriff’s Office, Grady County Sheriff’s Office, Berrien County Sheriff’s Office, Leon County Florida Sheriff’s Office, Cook County Sheriff’s Office, Moultrie Police Department, Drug Enforcement Administration, Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Georgia Department of Corrections, and Georgia Department of Community Supervision.
Questions concerning this case should be directed to Pamela Lightsey, Public Information Officer, United States Attorney’s Office, at (478) 621-2603.