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Repeat Drug Felon Sentenced To 151 Months On Meth Charge

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

MACON -- United States Attorney for the Middle District, Charles E. Peeler, announced today that Nathaniel Gordy, 31 of Macon, was sentenced to 151 months in prison for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute on October 30, 2018. U.S. District Court Judge Tilman E. Self, III handed down the sentence in Macon federal court. 

Bibb County authorities conducted a traffic stop after Mr. Gordy ran a red light on July 14, 2017. Law enforcement smelled an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle, and during a search, observed a loaded Taurus, 9mm semi-automatic pistol underneath the front passenger seat. They also discovered loose marijuana. In the trunk, officers located a sentry safe holding what was later tested and identified as 403.39 grams of methamphetamine. Marijuana found was tested and confirmed to be 6,133.4 grams or approximately thirteen pounds of marijuana. Mr. Gordy has two prior felony convictions for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

“This is a significant sentence handed down by a federal judge this week,” said Charles Peeler, United States Attorney for the Middle District. “Significant because it shows that repeat drug distributors will not be tolerated in Georgia. Methamphetamine is a drug that is ruining lives in our communities, every day, and its manufacture and distribution must be stopped. I want to thank the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office and the ATF for their work.”

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that has been historically successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made turning the tide of rising violent crime in America a top priority.  In October 2017, as part of a series of actions to address this crime trend, Attorney General Sessions announced the reinvigoration of PSN and directed all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to develop a district crime reduction strategy that incorporates the lessons learned since PSN launched in 2001.

The case was investigated by the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kimberly Easterling.

Questions regarding this case should be addressed to Pamela Lightsey, Public Information Officer, at 478-731-1824 or or Melissa Hodges, Public Affairs Director (Contract), at (478) 765-2362 or

Updated November 5, 2018

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