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Georgia man sentenced to 20 years in prison on meth charge

July 13, 2018

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia man is headed back to prison after prosecutors say he was found with a quarter kilogram of meth just two months after he’d been released from prison.

A news release from the U.S. attorney’s office in Atlanta says 46-year-old Barry Shedd of Rome was sentenced Thursday to 20 years in federal prison to be followed by 10 years of supervised release. Shedd pleaded guilty on Jan. 10 to possession with intent to distribute meth.

Prosecutors say Shedd crashed his car Aug. 17 and fled to the woods before returning to his vehicle. While searching the woods, authorities found a bag of meth and 110 pills. They also seized over $3,000 in cash.

Shedd had been released from prison 58 days earlier.

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