Savannah tire retailer owner convicted of promoting methamphetamine | USAO-SDGA

SAVANNAH, GA:  A Savannah tire retailer operator faces decades in federal jail right after a U.S. District Court jury observed him guilty of distributing methamphetamine.

Reginald Anderson, a/k/a “Red,” 49, of Savannah, awaits sentencing after remaining located responsible on three counts of Distribution of Methamphetamine, stated U.S. Performing Legal professional David H. Estes. Anderson faces a doable statutory sentence of up to 30 several years in jail, alongside with significant economic penalties and a interval of supervised launch on completion of any prison sentence.

There is no parole in the federal program.

“Meth is lethal and remarkably addictive, and its corrosive consequences are devastating to our communities,” mentioned Performing U.S. Legal professional Estes. “’Red’ Anderson bought tires out of the front of his shop and drugs from the again. That does not make him a genuine businessman that would make him a drug vendor.”

As described in court docket paperwork and testimony, Anderson was the operator of Anderson’s Tire Shop, and was indicted in November 2019 immediately after he bought methamphetamine on many occasions to informants for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in June 2018. Testimony was shipped in which Anderson experienced propositioned at least just one man or woman for sexual favors in trade for narcotics, and that the methamphetamine that he was selling at the time was practically 100 p.c pure. A jury convicted him on all counts following a two-working day demo in federal court.

“The achievements of this investigation was possible because of unified legislation enforcement cooperation,” stated the Specific Agent in Cost of the DEA Atlanta Industry Division Robert J. Murphy. “As a final result of a trial verdict, this methamphetamine trafficker was uncovered responsible on all counts and will now invest very well-deserved time in jail.”

“The Postal Inspection Service, alongside with our area, point out, and federal associates, will carry on to go after individuals that abuse the Postal Company for their unlawful drug business and this verdict is a testament of the diligent investigative do the job done by Postal Inspectors,” mentioned Joseph W. Cronin, Inspector in Demand of the Miami Division for the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.

The circumstance was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Postal Inspection Company, and prosecuted for the United States by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joshua S. Bearden and Unique Assistant U.S. Attorney Darron J. Hubbard.