Zephyrhills man found guilty of trafficking meth | Crime
Zephyrhills, Florida -- On Tuesday, Aug. 7, a federal jury convicted George Farmer for trafficking methamphetamine.
The U.S. State Attorney's Office says on Feb. 1, 2012, Farmer rammed a deputy with his motorcycle during a traffic stop while trying to avoid arrest. He was wrestled to the ground and arrested.
An investigation revealed Farmer's driver's license was suspended at the time and the red Honda motorcycle he was driving had an altered VIN number and had been stolen out of Miami in October 2011. In the seat compartment of the motorcycle, the arresting deputy found over 60 grams of methamphetamine.
Court documents showed Farmer had previous convictions for possession of methamphetamine and cocaine, along with other various felonies.
Farmer, 46, faces a maximum penalty of life in federal prison. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for Nov. 7.