A Bradley County man has been sentenced to serve 130 months in federal prison in a meth case.
Gary Levi Gibson appeared before Federal Judge Travis McDonough.
He has drug cases pending in Bradley County state court. Any sentences there will be concurrent to the federal time.
Gibson will be on supervised release for three years after he gets out of prison.
The affidavit in the case says on March 9, 2015, Bradley County Sheriff’s Office detectives, with the assistance of a confidential source, arranged a controlled purchase of methamphetamine from the defendant. The CS and the CS’s vehicle were searched for drugs. The CS was given a recording and monitoring device and $350 in drug funds.
The detectives watched the CS go to the defendant’s house; they saw the CS meet the defendant in the front yard; and watched the two go into the house. A few minutes later the CS left the house, met up with the detectives and turned over a baggie of suspected meth. It was analyzed by the TBI lab and found to contain 6.64 grams of methamphetamine.
On March 12, 2015, BCSO detectives, with the assistance of the same source, again arranged a controlled buy of methamphetamine from the defendant. The CS, after being searched and wired, was monitored as the CS drove to the defendant’s house.
Before the CS’s arrival, the defendant called and told the CS to meet him at a church on Dalton Pike. There the CS met the defendant and then followed him to another location to retrieve digital scales. At that location, detectives saw the defendant go into the building and then return to the CS. Then the defendant told the CS to follow him to another place because he (Gibson) didn’t want to do the deal at the bookstore. There, the defendant traded the money for a baggie of meth, they then parted and the CS met back up with the detectives and turned over the methamphetamine he had received. The meth was sent to the TBI lab for analysis and was found to contain 5.65 grams of methamphetamine.
On March 19, 2015, BCSO detectives and the same CS conducted a third controlled purchase of meth from the defendant. This time, the CS drove to the defendant’s house and again met him in the front yard. They both went into the house for a few minutes. The CS left and met back up with the detectives. The CS gave the detectives the baggie of meth the CS had just purchased from the defendant. The meth was sent to the TBI lab for analysis and was found to contain 5.65 grams of methamphetamine.
On April 2, 2015, BCSO detectives learned from the CS that the defendant would be traveling to North Georgia to pick up more methamphetamine. They, with the assistance of Georgia law enforcement, followed the defendant’s vehicle to a house in Bradley County, and then another in Whitfield County, Ga. He stayed briefly at each house and then returned to Bradley County.
Aware of the fact that the defendant’s license was revoked and that he had an outstanding felony warrant, the detectives stopped the vehicle. The defendant was taken into custody on the outstanding warrant and a large bag of methamphetamine was seen in plain view next to the center console. The meth was sent to the TBI lab for analysis and was found to contain 14.80 grams of methamphetamine.
Authorities said Gibson admitted going to the two houses to obtain methamphetamine and that the meth in the car belonged to him. He said that he had been dealing with his supplier for the last six months, buying to resell at least ½ ounce every two or three days, depending on his customer’s needs. He said the methamphetamine in his vehicle came from another source who took over when his first source was arrested.