[UPDATE] Leon Co. Man Could Get Up to 45 Years for Meth Lab

By: Press Release Email
By: Press Release Email

UPDATE 5-23-2011

On Friday, May 20, 2011, after a 3 hour deliberation, a Leon County Jury returned a verdict of Guilty against Tony Ansley for the charges of Trafficking in Methamphetamine, Unlawful Possession of Listed Chemical to Manufacture a Controlled Substance, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

The incident occurred following a tip that Tony Ansley was cooking methamphetamine out of his house at 2542 Rainey Allen Road. Following an investigation confirming the information, the Leon County Sheriff Department secured a Search Warrant for the home. Investigators seized approximately 338 grams of meth contained in a bottle as well as material and paraphernalia that was being utilized to manufacture additional meth. Following the search, Mr. Ansley admitted to investigators that the items seized were purchased for the purpose of manufacturing meth.

Sentencing set for July 13, 2011. Mr. Ansley is facing a mandatory minimum sentence of 7 years in the Department of Corrections and a maximum of 45 years.

Assistant State Attorney: Stefanie Walters

Defense Atty: Andrew Beasley

Judge: Charles Dodson

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Leon County Sheriff's Office Press Release:

On Monday, June 07, 2010 the Leon County Sheriff’s Office received information that led them to a clandestine methamphetamine laboratory in western Leon County.

A concerned citizen provided information which led to Vice Unit detectives obtaining a search warrant for the residence located at 2542 Rainey Allen Road in the Fort Braden community.

Detectives secured the residence and discovered the remnants of the manufacturing process for methamphetamine.

Detectives seized hot plates, camping fuel, cold pills and other chemicals which are used in the manufacturing process.

Detectives interviewed and arrested Tony Ansley, 44, for manufacturing Methamphetamine. Ansley was transported to the Leon County Jail.

The manufacturing process for methamphetamine is extremely dangerous.

Earlier in the year, a methamphetamine lab exploded on Veterans Memorial Highway in the Miccosukee community.

Unusual chemical odors are only one factor that could indicate the presence of a methamphetamine lab.

The Leon County Sheriff’s Office encourages citizens to report any suspicious activity.

ARRESTED:
Tony W. Ansley
DOB: 07/14/1965

Charges:
Possession of Listed Chemical with Intent to Manufacture a Controlled Substance
Manufacture of Methamphetamine
Possession of Narcotic Equipment


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