WAYCROSS, GA: An Atkinson County man has been sentenced to greater than 10 years in federal jail after admitting to prices involving methamphetamine trafficking and unlawful gun possession.
Juan Eloy Quintanilla, 29, of Willacoochee, Ga., was sentenced to 135 months in jail after pleading responsible to Possession with Intent to Distribute 5 or Extra Grams of Methamphetamine, and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, stated David H. Estes, U.S. Lawyer for the Southern District of Georgia. U.S. District Courtroom Decide Lisa Godbey Wooden additionally ordered Quintanilla to serve 5 years of supervised launch upon completion of his jail time period.
There is no such thing as a parole within the federal system.
“This sentence of laborious time in federal jail sends the unmistakable message that we are going to not tolerate convicted felons persevering with to commit crimes and threatening the security of our communities,” stated U.S. Lawyer Estes. “Medication and illegally possessed weapons gasoline violent crime, and getting such criminals off the road will make our neighborhoods safer.”
As described in court docket paperwork and testimony, Quintanilla was on felony probation on drug prices in August 2021 when Espresso County Sheriff’s deputies searched Quintanilla’s automobile throughout a visitors cease and arrested him after discovering medicine and a loaded pistol. Throughout a subsequent search of his residence, Atkinson County Sheriff’s deputies seized methamphetamine, a rifle, ammunition, and drug-distribution paraphernalia.
“Regardless of prior felony convictions, Quintanilla continued to plague our communities with medicine and the crimes that end result from them,” stated Keri Farley, Particular Agent in Cost of FBI Atlanta. “The FBI and our legislation enforcement companions are decided to make our streets safer by eradicating violent felons and holding them accountable with lengthy jail phrases with out the chance for parole.”
The case was investigated by the FBI, the Georgia Division of Neighborhood Supervision, the Atkinson County Sheriff’s Workplace, and the Espresso County Sheriff’s Workplace, and prosecuted for the USA by Assistant U.S. Lawyer Marcela C. Mateo.