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Sale City Woman Sentenced On Methamphetamine Charge

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

ALBANY: Charles E. Peeler, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announces that Jeroen Tiller, age 32, of Sale City, Georgia, was sentenced to serve 37 months in prison for Possession with the Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine.  The sentence was handed down by Senior U.S. District Court Judge W. Louis Sands in Albany on September 6, 2018.

In her plea agreement, Ms. Tiller admitted that in October 2015, Mitchell County Sheriff’s Deputies were contacted by a confidential informant (CI), who told them that large amounts of methamphetamine were being mailed to Ms. Tiller’s home in Mitchell County.  On October 29, 2015, the CI told law enforcement that a package had been delivered to Ms. Tiller’s home.  Agents initiated surveillance, and saw Ms. Tiller return home and bring a package inside.  Thereafter, Ms. Tiller left her home, put the package in her SUV, and drove off.  

Agents conducted a traffic stop of Ms. Tiller’s SUV and told her they believed she was transporting a package of methamphetamine.  Ms. Tiller stated: “I know what’s in the box, and I am in big trouble.”  Ms. Tiller consented to allow officers to remove the box from her car and open it.  Inside, officers found suspected methamphetamine.  Ms. Tiller waived her Miranda rights and admitted someone nicknamed “Bug” would have packages delivered to her home.  Ms. Tiller then delivered the packages to “Bug.”  In lieu of cash payment, “Bug” paid her with methamphetamine.

The contents of the package were submitted to a DEA laboratory for testing.  It was found to contain 3.965 kilograms of methamphetamine which was 98.5% pure.  

“Methamphetamine is a terribly destructive drug and a scourge in our communities,” said United States Attorney Charles E. Peeler.  “I commend the Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration for their work in this case.”

The case was investigated by the Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office and the DEA.  Assistant United States Leah E. McEwen prosecuted the case for the United States.

Questions concerning this case should be directed to Pamela Lightsey, Public Information Officer, United States Attorney’s Office, at (478) 621-2603.

Updated September 10, 2018

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