Panama City, FL –
BAY COUNTY, Florida (WMBB– A traffic stop three years ago turned into a 5-minute guilty verdict Thursday for a man charged with trafficking more than 200 grams of methamphetamine, according to State Attorney Larry Basford.
Reggie Gathers, 40, now faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in prison, but could face up to 30 years, prosecutors said.
The sentence is set for November 9.
According to prosecutors, Gathers was a passenger in a vehicle stopped for a traffic violation on October 5, 2018 by the Bay County Sheriff’s Office.
The driver had a revoked driver’s license and authorities said they smelled marijuana from the vehicle.
MPs searched the vehicle and found Gathers in possession of more than 200 grams of methamphetamine.
Prosecutors said the accused faced a mandatory fine of $ 250,000 due to the large amount of methamphetamine involved.
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