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A Georgia man was sentenced Tuesday to 151 months in prison for illegally transporting methamphetamine and heroin in a children’s candy bars, prosecutors said.
Atlanta-a resident in Cleveland, James McKinney, 30, pleaded guilty to the charges in November of last year, according to a news release from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
A Georgia man was sentenced to prison on Tuesday for attempting to smuggle meth and heroin disguised as children’s candy.
(U. s. Immigration and Customs Enforcement)
Authorities said McKinney went to Brandon, Miss., Atlanta-in April, 2018, for receipt of a drug shipment from Mexico. The drugs were concealed in shrink-wrapped, bulk packed in children’s candy.
McKinney was supposed to take the drugs, go back to georgia for delivery to his co-conspirator, Evelyn Michelle Hernandez.
Unbeknownst to him, officers with the ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HIS) had already intercepted the delivery and sold the meth, and heroin, with a “counterfeit substance” in the children’s candy, ICE-cream, said.
He was arrested shortly after leaving the Mississippi, is on the wane.
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“This is criminal, and endangered not only our citizens, but our children have to stoop so low as to hide this poison is like candy, just so he could make a quick buck, do not think it would lead to, damage to, and destruction and death in our communities. Due to the great work of our federal, state, and local law enforcement, to our prosecutors, that this would not be peddling this toxic substance to their children, or anyone else,” said the chief Prosecutor of the u.s. and Mike Hurst.
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McKinley was charged in a federal indictment and pleaded guilty in November. His 151-month prison sentence will be followed by five years of supervised release with ICE, he said.