A Macon man will spend 20 years in prison for his role in buying and distributing methamphetamine in Middle Georgia.
Joshua Mullis, 39, was sentenced Monday in federal court in Macon after pleading guilty in May to conspiring with others to possess and deal drugs between June 2014 and May 2016.
The plea agreement states that Mullis and his brother, Jeremy, were buying meth from a group in East Point.
The investigation led to 13 people being charged in the case and eight others have been convicted with seven of them receiving up to 144 months in prison, the release stated.
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The eighth defendant will be sentenced in January.
Charges are still pending against against four others.
U.S. Attorney Charles Peeler stated in the release: "Methamphetamine is one of the most common drugs of abuse in the Middle District of Georgia and one that has terrible effects on its users."
The DEA, GBI and sheriff's offices in Peach and Bibb counties assisted in the investigation.