A Polk County man on Monday was ordered to serve 17 and a half years in federal prison for his part in a meth ring.
Jeremy Gamble, 42, of Turtletown, appeared before Federal Judge Sandy Mattice.
Prosecutor Terra Bay said Gamble would make trips to Atlanta with others in the group to obtain meth. She said he would be armed with a gun and act as a lookout during drug transactions.
Gamble admitted that they went four times in a two-week period. and on the first trip they got three pounds of meth. He said on the following trips, they never got less than a pound.
He said he became addicted to meth when he was 13 years old.
It was noted that Gamble had a prior federal drug conviction. He served four years of a 10-year term. Prosecutor Bay said he quickly resumed his drug involvement.
His sentencing range was 188-235 months, and he was sentenced to 210 months.