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Drug trafficker sentenced to serve 15 years
by Debbie Lurie-Smith
May 29, 2014 | 2396 views | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Almost a year after his arrest, a resident of High Falls pled guilty to drug trafficking in Jones County Superior Court and received 15 years to serve in prison.

Ray Roger Rivers was arrested May 28, 2013, and was in court May 22 before Chief Judge William Prior. The defendant pled guilty to the charge of trafficking methamphetamine and received a sentence of 30 years with the first 15 years to be served in confinement. The remainder of the sentence is to be served on probation and is to run concurrent with any and all existing cases. Rivers will receive credit for time served since his arrest.

A story about his arrest in The Jones County News states that more than 1,000 grams of methamphetamine was seized in Middle Georgia during the week of his arrest.

Rivers was 52 at the time of his arrest that took place in the Tumbling Shoals subdivision off of Highway 18 West. He was found in possession of 114 grams of methamphetamine and was charged with the trafficking of meth under the Georgia Controlled Substance Act.

The charge of trafficking involves the sale, delivery, or possession of 28 or more grams of the illegal drug, and if convicted, comes with a minimum 10-year sentence and a mandatory $200,000 fine.

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