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On January 30, 2020 Garlin Farris, 57, was sentenced to 288 months in prison and five years of supervised release for trafficking large amounts of methamphetamine in or around Charlotte, NC.

According to prosecutors from 2016 through the summer of 2017, Farris trafficked significant amounts of methamphetamine throughout Western North Carolina.

Court records show that Farris supervised a network of distributors, who sold his drugs throughout Mecklenburg, Watauga, Catawba, and Alexander Counties. Farris and his distributors made frequent trips to supply sources located in Atlanta, Georgia.

During those trips, Farris personally picked up at least 50 kilograms of methamphetamine and then brought the drugs back into North Carolina for distribution. In April 2019, a federal jury convicted Farris of conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine.

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Farris is currently in custody and will be transferred to the custody of the federal Bureau of Prisons upon designation of a federal facility. All federal sentences are served without the possibility of parole.