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Buford woman given 10 years behind bars, $350,000 fine in meth trafficking case
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Jessica Ashley Clanton

A Buford woman was sentenced to 10 years in jail in a methamphetamine trafficking case, according to court documents.

Jessica Ashley Clanton, 38, took a negotiated plea Jan. 31. Superior Court Judge Bonnie Oliver imposed a total 30-year sentence, with the first 10 behind bars. Clanton will receive credit for time served, and the rest may be on probation.

Defense attorney Anna Szatkowski said the case’s disposition “was a fair result given the totality of the circumstances.”

Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad officers stopped a car Dec. 20, 2018, driven by Clanton.

Lt. Don Scalia said seven 1-ounce bags of meth were found, including three on Clanton’s person.

The estimated street value is $2,800 per ounce, though the wholesale value in the drug trade may be $1,000 per ounce, Scalia said.

Clanton is also ordered to pay a $350,055 fine. 

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