Meth dealer sentenced

Published 11:00 pm Thursday, March 22, 2012

A Brundidge man was sentenced to more than 10 years in prison on drug charges when he appeared in Pike County Circuit Court Wednesday.

Timothy Stan Ellis was arrested on June 14, 2010 for Possession of Marijuana for Personal Use, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of a Precursor Chemical with Intent to Manufacture.

“We tendered testimony from the case agent and he said that for more than 15 years he had routinely gotten reliable and repetitive information about Ellis distributing and making drugs and that Ellis was a scourge to the community,” said District Attorney Tom Anderson.

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Although Ellis had no prior felonies, Anderson said his office asked the judge for a tough sentence because, even while he was awaiting sentencing, the Pike County Sheriff’s Office received information that Ellis was continuing to distribute drugs.

“His actions directly resulted in people becoming addicted to methamphetamine and the destruction of their lives,” Anderson said. “We are very, very satisfied with Judge Thomas Head’s order and sentence and want to commend the Pike County Sheriff’s Office for being so professional and making such a strong case against an individual who has been skirting the law for years.”