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Man to serve 5 years for drug possession
by Debbie Lurie-Smith
Aug 08, 2013 | 2426 views | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Hand gestures from the back of a pickup truck aimed at Jones County Law Enforcement officers may not be the best idea, especially when in possession of illegal drugs.

Andrew Ray Murphy, 42, was sentenced in Jones County Superior Court July 18 to five years to serve for violation of the Georgia controlled substance act, specifically possession dihydrocodeine, carisoprodol, and clonazepam. He entered a guilty plea and was sentenced to five years for each count with all counts to run concurrent for a total of five years.

Murphy was arrested Jan. 18 after riding in a pickup truck that was traveling in front of Jones County investigators Kenny Gleaton and Robert Reece.

Assistant District Attorney Gregory Bushway gave an overview of the case to the court when the plea was submitted last week. He said one of the occupants in the back of the pickup truck “flipped off” the investigators.

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