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Georgia lottery winner pleads guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine

July 27, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Georgia lottery winner pleads guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine

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A $3 million Georgia scatch-off lottery winner who used his winnings to become a crystal meth kingpin plead guilty last week to federal drug trafficking and firearm charges last week.

Ronnie Music of Waycross, Georgia pleaded guilty before Chief U.S. District Court Judge Lisa Godbey Wood for conspiracy to possess and distribute methamphetamine.

Prosecutors said authorities nabbed Music, and his co-conspirators, attempting to sell approximately 11 pounds of crystal meth, worth an estimated street value of $500,000.

Investigators discovered Music to be the source of the methamphetamine.

According to WIBX, agents seized over $1 million methamphetamines, a large cache of firearms, thousands of rounds of ammunition, over $600,000 in cash and multiple vehicles purchased with Music’s lottery winnings during a raid.

“The defendant decided to test his luck by sinking millions of dollars of lottery winnings into the buying and selling of crystal meth,” United States Attorney Ed Tarver said in a statement.

“As a result of his unsound investment strategy, Music now faces decades in a federal prison,” Tarver added.

Music is scheduled for sentencing with his co-conspirators following a presentence investigation by the U.S. Probation Office.

He faces a maximum sentence of life in prison.

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