Man gets 30 years on drug conviction
A Cedartown man who was part of a major drug operation is heading to prison for decades following his sentencing earlier in the month, according to Tallapoosa Circuit District Attorney Jack Browning.
Browning said that Ulises Borja was sentenced to serve 30 of the 39 years in jail he received on multiple charges for his part in a methamphetamine trafficking ring busted up by several local law enforcement agencies in 2015.
Borja was also assessed a $1.4 million fine by the court during May 10 proceedings.
He was charged at the time with counts of possession of methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, t r afficking methamphetamine, manufacturing methamphetamine, use of a communication device to facilitate a drug transaction and conspiracy to traffic methamphetamines.
Borja was sentenced by Superior Court Judge Michael Murphy in Haralson County Wednesday morning.
He was among a group of 9 residents from the Cedartown area charged in the 2015 investigation, which included the Polk County Drug Task Force, the Polk County Police Department, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Cedartown police, and other local and state agencies.