Friday, December 15, 2017
News Roundup

Zephyrhills man gets 25 years prison in meth case

TAMPA — A Zephyrhills man was sentenced to 25 years in federal prison Wednesday for methamphetamine trafficking.

George Arthur Farmer, 46, had been found guilty after a jury trial in August.

A motorcycle deputy with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office tried to make a traffic stop of Farmer after he noticed the tag on Farmer's motorcycle was expired and registered to a motorcycle that had been stolen in Pasco County. The deputy also learned that Farmer had a suspended driver's license.

Prosecutors said Farmer tried to ram the deputy as he eluded arrest. Farmer had at least three prior convictions for the possession of meth and cocaine. He also had convictions in four counties, including Hillsborough County, for charges ranging from battery on a law enforcement officer and grand theft.

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