Northwest Georgia Man Sentenced in Drug Trafficking Case

A Northwest Georgia man has been sentenced to 30 years for Drug Trafficking in the Chickamauga Battlefield.

The National Park Service made the arrest in December of 2020, after a ranger found evidence of drug trafficking inside the vehicle of 37 year old Jeffery Whitmire, who is listed on the arrest report as a resident of Walker County.

WQCH in Lafayette reports that the haul included approximately six ounces of meth, various drug paraphernalia, digital scales, baggies, a magnetic hidden compartment, and a handgun.  Whitmire subsequently pled guilty to a charge of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

As part of a plea deal Whitmire was sentenced to a prison term of 30 years which will require him to serve 10 years behind bars, at which point he will be allowed to serve the remaining 20 years on probation.

He will also be required to pay $370,000 in fines and restitution.

(WQCH Radio/Lafayette)

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