Georgia supplier sentenced to ten years in federal prison for drug charge
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Anthony Donta Jones, 39, of Atlanta, was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine. Jones was found guilty on April 10, 2019.
According to court documents, on May 23, 2018, Jones traveled to Jacksonville, Florida from Atlanta, Georgia, after agreeing to deliver 15 pounds of methamphetamine to a confidential informant. Jones arrived in Jacksonville where he was detained. A Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office canine performed a narcotics “sniff” of Jones’ vehicle and alerted to the presence of narcotics near the vehicle’s trunk. Agents then searched the vehicle and located six gallon-sized plastic bags containing methamphetamine that was concealed in comforter bags. Agents also located a stolen, loaded Ruger .38 caliber revolver in the driver’s side door and seized a total of $2,611 in U.S. currency.
This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration Jacksonville, District Office, along with the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, and the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. It was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida.