Georgia resident receives 18-year prison term for possession of fentanyl, methamphetamine, and cocaine

A federal court has sentenced a man from Macon to 18 years in prison for possessing fentanyl with the intention of distributing it.

Antonio Jenord Whitehead, who is 37 years old, received a sentence of 216 months in prison.

Upon his release from prison, he will be under supervision for a period of five years.

On April 3, Whitehead admitted to possessing fentanyl with the intention to distribute it.

The federal prison system does not offer parole to its inmates.

As per the records presented in the court, a Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputy halted the vehicle in which Whitehead was a passenger on Georgia Highway 401 on Feb. 20, 2023, due to various traffic violations.

Upon inspection, the deputy detected the strong odor of drugs and discovered that the driver had a suspended driver’s license.

As the deputy searched the car and backup arrived, Whitehead made a desperate move by jumping into the driver’s seat and attempting to speed away.

Whitehead was arrested after a deputy prevented a high-speed chase by shooting out the rear tires of the car.

Deputies discovered a suitcase containing plastic bags of fentanyl, methamphetamine, and cocaine inside the car.

During the incident, Whitehead was found to be carrying multiple bags of marijuana, as well as a bag of fentanyl.

After the calculation, it was revealed that Whitehead possessed 207 grams of fentanyl, 554 grams of methamphetamine, and 101 grams of cocaine.

When he got arrested, he was on supervised release for two previous drug convictions in West Virginia.

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