Macon, GA – According to the police report, the two women were arrested during a traffic stop at the Interstate 75. Both of them pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and are both facing a maximum 20 years in prison for their crimes.
According to the press release, the two women are – Tiffany S. Crawford, 42, of Canton. She pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine on Dec. 16, before U.S. District Judge Tilman E. “Tripp” Self III. And the co-defendant, Ariana C. Matthews, 23, from Troy, Mich., pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine on Dec. 15, also before Judge Self. Both defendants face a maximum 20 years imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and a maximum fine of $1 million. Sentencing is scheduled for March 2.
According to the police report, a Butts County Sheriff’s Office deputy patrolling I-75, on Dec. 9, pulled over a white Chevrolet Camaro driven by Crawford for multiple traffic violations. Smelling the odor of marijuana, the deputy asked if there were drugs in the car. Matthews admitted she had drugs and pulled a small amount of marijuana out of her pants. The deputy conducted a probable cause search of the vehicle, and inside a large suitcase in the backseat found multiple vacuum-sealed bags containing large quantities of methamphetamine.
The investigators also added that more bags of methamphetamine were found inside a suitcase in the trunk. In all, 23 packages of methamphetamine were found, totaling 23,077 grams of 98% pure d-methamphetamine hydrochloride, also known as “ice.” She told the police that she had acquired the drugs in Los Angeles and had flown to Orlando, Fla., with the drugs and had done so at least two other times.
The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Butts County Sheriff’s Office.