Steinhatchee Man Indicted for Methamphetamine Trafficking
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A federal grand jury has returned a one-count indictment charging Ryan Tyler Newman, 29, of Steinhatchee, Florida, with distribution of methamphetamine. The indictment was announced by Jason R. Coody, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida.
The indictment alleges on or about August 17, 2022, Newman distributed a quantity of methamphetamine. Newman was identified through an ongoing, multi-agency investigation targeting illegal drug distribution in the Taylor County, Florida area.
If convicted, Newman faces up to 20 years in prison.
This case resulted from an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Taylor County Sheriff’s Office, and the Perry, Florida Police Department. The United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Florida is prosecuting the case.
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