A Milford man, who conspired to distribute methamphetamine, was sentenced on Monday to 15 years in federal prison.
49-year-old Justin Stephen Ries received the prison term after a September 15th, 2017 guilty plea to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.
At sentencing, and during prior court proceedings, the government presented evidence that on June 12th, 2017, law enforcement executed three search warrants, and seized over 380 grams of methamphetamine, over 169 grams of marijuana, as well as unused syringes, shotgun shells, and nearly 25-thousand dollars in U.S. Currency from Ries. Evidence also showed that Ries accumulated 31 criminal convictions during his lifetime, including convictions for felony drug offenses, violent assaults, and driving while intoxicated.
Ries was sentenced to 180 months imprisonment. A special assessment of one-hundred dollars was imposed. He must also serve a six-year term of supervised release after the prison term.
Ries is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.