Man gets 30 years on drug con­vic­tion

The Standard Journal - - POLICE - By Kevin Myrick Edi­tor

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.

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