A 39-year-old Sandersville man was sentenced to 30 years Monday after he was found guilty in April of possessing cocaine with the intent to distribute.
Antonio Donyal Tarver was charged after fleeing from a Georgia State Trooper trying to stop him from speeding through Eatonton in July of 2013, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Tarver abandoned his vehicle off Ga. 24 where housing manufacturers later found a bag containing more than 143 grams of crack and nearly 293 grams of cocaine on top of a van trailer.
GBI analysis of fingerprints on the bag matched Tarver, who had been on supervised release following a 2006 plea to distributing crack in the Middle District of Georgia, the release stated.
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“Whether we get them as a group, or one by one, my office will work to make sure that we use the necessary resources to make sure that drug dealers are in prison, not in our neighborhoods,” U.S. Attorney Michael Moore stated in the release.