[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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  • by friend of family Location: usa on May 25, 2011 at 01:51 PM
    This man is NO trafficer dealer, just a very good hard working man that got lost in the drug world or game.Rehab works if u r willing and knowing u have a problem. 1 first must admit that it is a problem and wants 2 make a better tomorrow 4 ones self.Tony will make right of problem and come home and b a better and wiser man. the charges do not fit this man. if u knew him u would no.
  • by Lori Location: Largo on May 24, 2011 at 03:14 PM
    This was a good man, a hard working man, a family man. After taking a job working 120 hours a week someone turnned him onto meth. The addiction is worse then any I have seen. He lost his family over it, he was not making meth to sell it but to use it. It was not 338 grams of meth it was the trash left over after pulling the meth out of it. It woul have been maybe 10 grams of sellable meth.
  • by William Location: San Diego on May 24, 2011 at 11:28 AM
    Well another one bite the dust, I thought San Diego was bad with all its meth lab, once known as the meth capital of the world, probably still is. Now there is stiff competition from Mexico. Another poison that people choose to kill themselves, make profits off people killing other people, what a vicious cycle. Almost as bad as you voting Republicians and once they are in office, they repay you back with hardships,by taking away your healthcare, your life savings so you can't afford to live. That my friend is 'tweekism' at its very best.
  • by Noname' on May 24, 2011 at 07:23 AM
    It's really a shame that people get involved with drugs in any way, shape or form. Is getting high, and making money from selling something illegal so important that people are willing to give up their lives? Have they given up on life? Do they know anything else? What is it about a drug that takes hold of a person? I love my drug free life!
  • by Family Location: Tallahassee on May 24, 2011 at 07:13 AM
    Wish my family could make the news for better things than meth. Boooo!
  • by Anonymous on May 24, 2011 at 06:42 AM
    He COULD get up to 45 years. I want to see exactly what he gets. If this was a crack dealer he would get the max.
  • by Thank You on May 24, 2011 at 06:28 AM
    @ Anonymous...thank you for addressing crime regardless of race. It can happen to anybody. Who cares if he was addicted, church or rehab would have been better than going to jail. After reading all of the post from the Tyrone Jackson blogs, its evident people blame African Americans for crime. The meth guy's blog are nowhere near as harsh as Jackson's. But clearly the two involved themselves in criminal behavior. Why is there a difference in what we say or think about minorities vs. whites?
  • by Libertarian on May 24, 2011 at 04:30 AM
    I'm sure glad we keep locking these people up and dealing with drugs the same way as we have for 40 years. It has been working so well for us and I'm sure it will continue being effective in decreasing drug use. Thank God we never try any other approaches like they do in other countries.
  • by bad news Location: brazil on May 23, 2011 at 08:42 PM
    if this drug takes over like crack it will destroy america. there os a new drug in brazil called OXI twise as strong ascrack fixing to hit the streets.
  • by bud Location: ga on May 23, 2011 at 08:40 PM
    meth kills 338 grams. life with no parol. or hanging.
    • reply
      by Really? on May 25, 2011 at 12:16 PM in reply to bud
      Bud, you're an idiot.
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