A 45-year-old Meigs County man was sentenced to a decade in federal prison on a 2012 methamphetamine arrest.
U.S. District Judge Harry S. "Sandy" Mattice sentenced Lee Roy Fairbanks to 10 years, the bottom of Fairbanks potential 10 to 12 year range.
Fairbanks had a previous meth felony, which upped his prison term.
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Todd South covers courts, poverty, technology, military and veterans for the Times Free Press. He has worked at the paper since 2008 and previously covered crime and safety in Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia. Todd’s hometown is Dodge City, Kan. He served five years in the U.S. Marine Corps and deployed to Iraq before returning to school for his journalism degree from the University of Georgia. Todd previously worked at the Anniston (Ala.) Star. Contact ...