Lanier Co. man sentenced for meth making

Lanier Co. man sentenced for meth making
Posted at 7:38 PM, Aug 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-15 19:38:00-04

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - A Lakeland man is headed to prison for five years for making methamphetamine.

Charles E. Peeler, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, said that on August 15, 2018, Wallace H. 'Wally' Hendley,  55, was sentenced to 65 months in federal prison for manufacture of methamphetamine, before Senior U.S. District Judge Hugh Lawson in Valdosta.

Hendley admitted that a methamphetamine search warrant was executed at his home on March 30, 2017.   In the kitchen, officers found a pickle jar filled with a clear liquid with white particles was also found, and the liquid tested positive for methamphetamine.  Officers also found a rifle.

On April 7, 2017, Mr. Hendley was taken into custody, waived his Miranda rights, and gave a recorded statement, and admitted to intentionally manufacturing methamphetamine.

"People who manufacture methamphetamine are producing poison," said Peeler.  "I appreciate the efforts of the Lanier County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI to halt the further production of such poison and to send Mr. Hendley to federal prison."

The case was investigated by the Lanier County Sheriff’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Sonja Profit is prosecuting the case for the United States.

Questions concerning this case should be directed to Pamela Lightsey, Public Information Officer, United States Attorney’s Office, at (478) 621-2603.

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