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Georgia man sentenced to 135 months in federal prison for distributing methamphetamine

(AMARILLO, Texas) - An Atlanta, Georgia, man, Jaime Bowling, 28, was sentenced this week by U.S. District Judge Sidney A. Fitzwater to 135 months in federal prison for his role in the distribution of methamphetamine, announced Special Agent in Charge Clyde E. Shelley, Jr. of the Drug Enforcement Administration and U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox of the Northern District of Texas.
Bowling has been in custody since his arrest in February 2017 on a related federal criminal complaint. He pleaded guilty in August 2016 to one count of possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine.

According to the plea agreement factual resume filed in the case, on February 10, 2017, law enforcement stopped a vehicle for speeding. The driver was identified as co-defendant Enrique R. Stoddard and the passenger was identified as Bowling. The Trooper requested a canine unit perform an air sniff test on the vehicle after noticing indicators of possible criminal activity.

Law enforcement located two plastic antifreeze bottles, containing approximately seven kilograms of liquid methamphetamine, concealed inside a piece of luggage in the trunk of the vehicle. There was liquid and dried crystalized methamphetamine on the exterior of the bottle. There were other items of luggage used to keep the bottles upright, including a black bag belonging to Bowling.           

Bowling admitted that he and Stoddard had flown to Los Angeles, California and rented a car on February 8, 2017. On February 9, 2017, Bowling picked up liquid methamphetamine and was supposed to transport that liquid methamphetamine to another state. 

The Drug Enforcement Administration and Texas Department of Public Safety investigated the case.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Anna Bell was in charge of the prosecution.

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