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Defendant Sentenced For Possession Of Methamphetamine And A Stolen Handgun

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

Michael J. Moore, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announces that Larry Eugene Yancey, aka “Ziggy”, 42, of an unknown address, was sentenced on Thursday, December 19, 2013, to serve two hundred twenty eight (228) months imprisonment for possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.  The sentence was handed down by the Honorable Clay D. Land, United States District Court Judge in Columbus, Georgia
Mr. Yancey entered a plea of guilty on August 13, 2013.  In his plea agreement, the defendant admitted that on April 24, 2012, he was apprehended by the Phenix City, Alabama Police and the Metro Narcotics Task Force with 343.3 grams of crystal methamphetamine and a stolen Smith and Wesson .38 special handgun.

Said United States Attorney Michael J. Moore, “While federal drug crimes carry heavy sentences all by themselves, this is another case in which the possession of a firearm substantially increased this defendant’s time in prison.”

The case was investigated by the Columbus Police Department, the Metro Narcotics Task Force and the U.S. Drug Administration.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mel Hyde.

For additional information please contact Pamela Lightsey, Public Information Officer, United States Attorney’s Office at (478) 621-2603.

Updated February 19, 2015