A Fort Valley man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, a Houston County prosecutor said.
John Cook, 48, also was sentenced to 20 years probation by Superior Court Judge George F. Nunn after pleading guilty Friday to that charge as well as possession of more than nine grams of ephedrine, the chemical extracted out of cold and allergy medicine to manufacture methamphetamine, said Chief Assistant District Attorney George Hartwig.
Cook was arrested July 4, 2009, after attempting to elude a Houston County sheriff’s deputy through a residential area after he’d been clocked driving 65 miles per hour in a 45 mph zone, according to a Houston County District Attorney’s Office news release. The deputy found two bags of methamphetamine and one pound of marijuana on him.
Hartwig said Cook admitted to the deputy that he was on his way to “cook meth” when the deputy stopped him.