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Georgia man sentenced in real life ” 21 Jump Street investigation “

January 25, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Georgia man sentenced in real life ” 21 Jump Street investigation “

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A Brunswick, Georgia man was sentenced on Monday to six years behind bars for drug trafficking and firearms-related charges in what authorities referred to as a 21 Jump Street investigation.

Joseph Mincey, 28, previously pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana and cocaine with intent to distribute, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense.

Evidence presented during Mincey’s guilty plea and sentencing hearings indicated that detectives of the Glynn-Brunswick Narcotics Enforcement Team (GBNET) spearheaded an investigation to find individuals who were dealing drugs at a local high school.

As part of the 21 Jump Street investigation, a young undercover officer was introduced at the school, playing a student, which is strikingly similar to the plot of the “21 Jump Street” movie and TV series. Mincey was later revealed to be dealing cocaine and marijuana, News4 Jacksonville reported.

In November and December 2015, Mincey sold the officer cocaine, believing that the undercover cop was a student at the high school.

Mincey’s grandmother, who faced state drug charges, supported several of the drug sales.

On the date Mincey was arrested in January 2016, law enforcement officers recovered two loaded guns, $2,300 in cash, along with multiple pounds of cocaine, marijuana, and other drug trafficking equipment.

“It can’t get any worse than a drug dealer and his grandmother selling poison in schools,” U.S. Attorney Edward Tarver stated. “It is unfortunate that the life lessons learned by this defendant led him to a seven-year federal sentence.”

Tarver added that there is no parole in the federal prison system.

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