Crime & Courts

14 meth traffickers sentenced to lengthy prison terms

Fourteen methamphetamine traffickers were sentenced in federal court in Statesville this week to prison terms as long as 19 1/2 years.

The traffickers are among at least 90 people who’ve been convicted as the result of a multi-agency investigation into drug rings that have trafficked millions of dollars of methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Jill Rose said.

U.S. District Judge Richard Voorhees sentenced these meth traffickers this week:

▪  Gregory Ryan Ellis, 39, of Jefferson, 19 1/2 years.

▪  Todd Phillip Radar, 39, of Tonawanda, N.Y., 19 1/2 years.,

▪  Teofilo Salinas Cervin, 44, of Mexico, 17 1/2 years.

▪  William Mitchell Lee Pope, 36, of Connelly Springs, 12 years.

▪  Donald Ray Newton, 34, of Byron, Ga., 11 years.

▪  Eric Germaine Summers, 29, of Statesville, 10 years.

▪  Adam Houston Stokes, 29, of Sherman Oaks, Calif., 10 years.

▪  Codey Wayne Michaels, 25, of Valdese, 10 years.

▪  Anthony Gwyn Lackey, 39, of North Wilkesboro, 7 years, 6 months.

▪  Ryan Lewis Craig, 33, of Conover, 6 years, 9 months.

▪  Blake Adam Masters, 27, of Clarkesville, Ga., 6 years, 5 months.

▪  Lindsey Jordan Price, 22, of Taylorsville, 5 years, 2 months.

▪  Jennifer Irene Brown, 35, of Mooresville, 5 years, 2 months.

▪  Xavier Watson, 25, of Virginia Beach, Va., 4 years, 2 months.

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak

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