Ronnie Music Jr., a convicted meth dealer who invested $3 million of his lottery winnings into a crystal meth trafficking ring, has been sentenced to 21 years in prison.
Music, from Waycross, Georgia, was sentenced on Monday, April 3, after pleading guilty to charges of conspiring to traffic large amounts of methamphetamine and being a felon in possession of firearms.
He won the money from a scratch-off lottery game in February of 2015. According to prosecutors, Music Jr. used his winning to buy more crystal meth to sell.
Via Daily Mail:
In TV interviews at the time, Music said he planned to save his winnings. But he ended up using the money to buy crystal meth while enlisting others to sell the drug at a profit.
Later that year, other members of the drug ring were busted trying to sell about 11 pounds of crystal meth – worth more than $500,000, according to the US Attorney’s office.
Music was identified as the supplier, and he was arrested in Tennessee after selling meth to a confidential informant. Investigators seized more than $1 million worth of meth, firearms, ammunition, and vehicles, along with $600,000 in cash. US Attorney Ed Tarver called Music’s investment ‘unsound’ and he pleaded guilty in July 2016.
He was previously arrested in both 2007 and 2009. In 2007, he was also found guilty of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, and in 2009, he was caught running a meth lab and in possession of the illegal substance. He was sentenced to serve 10 years in prison but was released on parole after three years.
Ronnie Music Jr., a convicted meth dealer who invested $3 million of lottery ticket winnings into a drug trafficking ring, was sentenced to 21 years in prison.
Who is Ronnie Music Jr.?
Ronnie Music Jr., from Waycross, Georgia, is a crystal meth dealer who was sentenced to 21 years in prison on Monday, March 3.