Leesburg man sentenced for drug trafficking

Leesburg man sentenced for drug trafficking

LEESBURG, GA (WALB) - The United States attorney for the Middle District of Georgia announced on Wednesday that a Leesburg man has been sentenced for drug trafficking.

Chad Curry pleaded guilty to possessing with intent to distribute one ounce of crystal methamphetamine, two bags of marijuana, a .25 caliber handgun and items consistent with the manufacture of methamphetamine.

Those items were found during the execution of a search warrant at Curry's residence in Leesburg on July 1, 2016.

Curry also admitted to acquiring meth from sources in Atlanta as well as Phoenix City, Alabama for redistribution and to manufacturing some meth himself.

"Mr. Curry not only sold highly addictive drugs but was willing to protect his illegal activity through violence if necessary, as evidenced by his possession of a handgun while doing so.  Because of that weapon, he received a consecutive five-year sentence in addition to what he received for selling drugs. Gun crime means extra time in the federal system," said United States Attorney Charles Peeler.

Curry was sentenced to five years and 10 months imprisonment for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. And he was sentenced to five years imprisonment with possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Those sentences will be served consecutively.

There is no parole in the federal system.

The 51-year-old now faces 130 months in prison.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that has been historically successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.  Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made turning the tide of rising violent crime in America a top priority.  In October 2017, as part of a series of actions to address this crime trend, Attorney General Sessions announced the reinvigoration of PSN and directed all U.S. Attorney's Offices to develop a district crime reduction strategy that incorporates the lessons learned since PSN launched in 2001. - U. S. Department of Justice

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