Man sentenced in Meth trafficking conspiracy in Upstate

GREENVILLE, SC (WSPA) – Richard Ryan Jones, age 39, of Gaffney, South Carolina was sentenced today in federal court in Greenville for Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute Five Hundred Grams or More of a Mixture or Substance Containing Methamphetamine, according to the US Attorney’s Office.

He was sentenced to 120 months, followed by 5 years of supervised release.

Prosecutors say co-defendant Charlie Farris has already been sentenced to 180 years imprisonment.

Co-defendant Bobby Spencer to 108 months imprisonment, and co-defendant Joy Nicole Spencer to 60 months imprisonment.

They say co-defendant Christopher O’Brien has pled guilty and is awaiting sentencing.

The report says in 2015 and 2016, Richard Ryan Jones was the supplier of methamphetamine to Bobby Spencer, a co-defendant, and others throughout the Upstate.

They say Christopher O’Brien and Joy Nicole Spencer were couriers of methamphetamine for Jones and Bobby Spencer, respectively.

Jones distributed over 20 pounds of methamphetamine throughout the Upstate, according to prosecutors.

They say Charley Farris and Bobby Spencer were also convicted of carrying firearms in relation to the drug trafficking conspiracy.

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