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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of North Carolina

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 19, 2018

Georgia Man Sentenced Man Sentenced To More Than Eight Years For Methamphetamine Distribution Conspiracy

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – U.S. District Judge Martin Reidinger sentenced today Roger Darryl Brooks, 49, of Dallas, Georgia, to 100 months in prison and five years of supervised release for trafficking methamphetamine, announced R. Andrew Murray, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina

Wayne Dixie, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Charlotte Field Division, and Sheriff Chris Francis of the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office join U.S. Attorney Murray in making today’s announcement.

According to filed court documents and court proceedings, Brooks and his codefendant, Tony Lee Stanfield, were involved in a drug conspiracy that trafficked large amounts of methamphetamine to Rutherford County and elsewhere.  Court records show that Brooks was the main source of supply in Georgia, and Stanfield was responsible for delivering the drugs to Western North Carolina. 

Law enforcement arrested Stanfield in January 2017, when he attempted to deliver nearly half a kilogram (464 grams) of 96% pure methamphetamine to Rutherford County.  According to plea-related documents, Brooks was the supplier of methamphetamine that Stanfield was attempting to deliver to an individual in Rutherford County.

Brooks pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine.  He is currently in federal custody and will be transferred to the custody of the federal Bureau of Prisons upon designation of a federal facility.  Stanfield was previously sentenced to 10 years in prison for his role in the drug conspiracy.   

ATF and the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office led the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney John Pritchard, of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Asheville, prosecuted the case.

Updated April 19, 2018