July 02, 2014
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Five Individuals Charged With Conspiring To Distribute Methamphetamine In Baker County
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Mark R. Trouville, Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement (DEA), Miami Field Division, A. Lee Bentley, III, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Florida, and Joey B. Dobson, Sheriff, Baker County Sheriff”s Office, announce that Ashley Chase (31, Alma, Georgia), Archie (35, Nassau County), Robert (27, Baker County), Anthony (35, Baker County), and Garrett (27, Baker County) have been charged with conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of pure/actual methamphetamine. Each faces a mandatory minimum term of 10 years, up to life in federal prison. Follis, Hartzog and Crook have pleaded guilty to their charges, pursuant to written plea agreements and are awaiting sentencing. Lee and Fisher are set for trial in September 2014.
According to the plea agreements, on or about May 2013, Lee supplied ounce quantities of crystal methamphetamine to Crook, who then supplied it to others, including Hartzog and Follis. Most of the methamphetamine was distributed from an apartment in Macclenny, which is located in Baker County. During the investigation, law enforcement seized approximately 204.7 grams of methamphetamine, some of which was deemed to be 73.3% pure.
This investigation was conducted by the DEA Jacksonville District Office and the Baker County Sheriff’s Office. It is being prosecuted by United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida.