Two men and a woman who were arrested separately for trafficking drugs pleaded guilty last week in Macon County Superior Court, District Attorney Ashley Hornsby Welch said.
“We take seriously our responsibility to target drug dealers. Along with our local, state and federal law enforcement partners, we are laser focused on making our communities a hostile place for trafficking,” Welch said.
Adam Sackman, 35, of Franklin, pleaded guilty to felony trafficking opium or heroin (fentanyl).
Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Bill Coward ordered Sackman to serve a minimum of 225 months up to a maximum of 282 months in state prison.
On Sept. 14, 2022, in the wake of multiple drug overdoses, law enforcement officers were investigating drug activity at a Sarawak Road house.
Probation officers Alice Sutton, Kristy Kinsland and Matt Parrish observed Sackman leaving the residence. They notified other law enforcement officers.
Macon County Detective Matthew Breedlove attempted a traffic stop on U.S. 441 South.
Sackman fled, leading law-enforcement officers on a high-speed chase through an active construction zone, school grounds and along the grass fairways of Franklin Golf Course, scattering golfers at the fifth hole.
The chase ended when Sackman drove head-on into a tree.
Assistant District Attorney John Hindsman Jr. prosecuted the case.
Jeremiah Smith, 41, of Franklin, pleaded guilty to felony trafficking methamphetamine.
Judge Coward ordered Smith to served a minimum of 70 months up to a maximum of 93 months in state prison.
Smith was arrested on Dec. 1, 2022, after probation officers Sutton and Miciah Leatherman, who were conducting a probation check, observed the convicted felon inside his vehicle.
Smith was on probation and there was an active warrant for his arrest.
He admitted to possessing illegal drugs.
Assistant District Attorney Hindsman prosecuted the case.
Reyna Angelicka Garcilita, 26, of Franklin, pleaded guilty to felony trafficking opium or heroin.
Judge Coward ordered Garcilita to serve a minimum of 90 months up to a maximum of 120 months in state prison.
On Dec. 7, 2021, in response to reports of drug dealing, Macon County detectives, Franklin police and probation officers conducted a search of Garcilita’s bedroom.
The law-enforcement officers discovered drugs and drug paraphernalia, a handgun and a large amount of cash.