Ross pleaded guilty to trafficking methamphetamine by possession, trafficking meth by transport, conspiracy to traffic meth (two counts), possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver meth, and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place for a controlled substance. In addition, he pleaded to first-degree burglary and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The offenses took place from October 2021 to January 2022. In addition to the prison term, Ross also will be required to pay four mandatory fines of $100,000 for each of the trafficking offenses.
The defendant’s habitual felon status is the result of prior felony convictions for conspiracy to deliver marijuana in May 2013 in Wilkes County, the sale or delivery of marijuana in December 2014 in Alexander County, and possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver marijuana in May 2018 in Alexander County.
Story: Ralph MAngum-WHKY