Convicted man found guilty of transporting large quantities of methamphetamine throughout the Atlanta metropolitan area

A Gwinnett County man has been convicted of participating in a meth distribution scheme following a three-day trial.

According to court documents, Jorge Rodriguez Martinez, 56, of Duluth was contacted on October 7, 2020, by a confidential source working with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). The purpose of the contact was to arrange the purchase of several kilograms of methamphetamine, with the phone conversations being recorded as evidence.

Martinez was under surveillance as he made his way to a Dunwoody apartment complex to meet with a drug supplier.

According to officials, Martinez made a trip to the residence of the source to deliver his truck, which was carrying several kilograms of meth. After swapping vehicles, he departed from the location. Subsequently, he returned to the same residence, collected the meth, and left once again.

During a later incident, Martinez’s vehicle was pulled over by the Georgia State Patrol. Upon searching the car, law enforcement officers discovered a total of three kilograms of methamphetamine on the front passenger floorboard.

Martinez, who was convicted on April 25, faces charges of conspiracy to possess methamphetamine with the intent to distribute, as well as possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute. The sentencing is scheduled for July 29 at 2:30 p.m.

U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Buchanan emphasized the detrimental impact of methamphetamine trafficking on our communities. He expressed firm determination to hold those involved in the distribution of dangerous drugs accountable for their actions.

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