Byron Man Sentenced To 120 Months In Federal Prison For Possession With Intent To Distribute Methamphetamine
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Georgia
MACON: Charles E. Peeler, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announces that Charlie Lee Harvey, Jr., age 45, of Byron, Georgia was sentenced to serve 120 months in federal prison for Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine before U.S. District Court Judge Marc T. Treadwell in Macon, Georgia on September 19, 2018.
In his plea agreement, Mr. Harvey admitted to being a passenger in a truck that was stopped for a window tint violation on July 15, 2016. A drug detection dog alerted on the truck, and a search revealed a gallon-size Ziploc bag containing suspected methamphetamine in the center console. Mr. Harvey told the police that the driver knew nothing about the drugs. A subsequent search of Mr. Harvey’s residence revealed $2,700 (all in one hundred dollar bills), two sets of digital scales, two boxes of plastic heat seal food bags, and one vacuum food sealer. Lab test results from the DEA confirmed the drugs were 986.2 grams of d-methamphetamine hydrochloride (“Ice”) with an 89% purity. Mr. Harvey waived his Miranda rights and confessed to possessing the methamphetamine and intending to sell it. Mr. Harvey has previous felony convictions for Sale of Cocaine, Trafficking in Cocaine, and Criminal Attempt to Commit Trafficking in Cocaine.
“Methamphetamine is pure poison in our community,” said U.S. Attorney Charles E. Peeler. “I commend the DEA, the Georgia State Patrol, the Peach County Sheriff’s Office, the Byron Police Department, and the Fort Valley Police Department for their investigation and efforts to bring Mr. Harvey to justice and to get this poison off our streets.”
This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Georgia State Patrol, the Peach County Sheriff’s Office, the Byron Police Department, and the Fort Valley Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kimberly Easterling is prosecuting the case.
Questions concerning this case should be directed to Pamela Lightsey, Public Information Officer, United States Attorney’s Office, at (478) 621-2603.
Updated September 20, 2018