District Attorney's Office


  

Conasauga Judicial Circuit of Georgia




   Serving Murray & Whitfield Counties

ESTRADA SENTENCED FOR TRAFFICKING METHAMPHETAMINE AND OTHER CONVICTIONS

February 21, 2020 (Dalton) – Superior Court Judge Cindy Morris today sentenced Eric Lynn Estrada (39) to serve the maximum sentence of 45 years in prison for his convictions for Trafficking Methamphetamine, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of Certain Crimes and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. Judge Morris presided over the three day trial during the trial week beginning February 3rd. Chief Assistant District Attorney Scott Helton presented testimony from more than 10 detectives and patrolmen from the Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office, led by Detective Amy Gallman, and over 250 exhibits. The evidence showed that Estrada was the leader of a local group distributing pounds of methamphetamine each week, all of which was coming here from the Atlanta area.

Detective Gallman’s case began with a controlled purchase of methamphetamine from the residence occupied by Estrada. A search warrant executed at the house produced a trafficking amount of methamphetamine, packing materials, containers and multiple scales for possessing, processing and distributing methamphetamine. Detectives also found a handgun and a rifle and approximately $15,000.00 in cash. Detective Gallman also executed a search warrant on Estrada’s phones, which produced several communications concerning the trafficking of methamphetamine. Detective Lieutenant Daniel Rann of the Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office testified as an expert, explaining the communications located on Estrada’s phones.

This is not Estrada’s first conviction for Trafficking. In 2002, Estrada pleaded guilty to Conspiracy to Traffic Methamphetamine and Possession of a Firearm during that crime, in federal court, for similar conduct. Estrada was represented in the current case by local attorney Richard Murray.


Eric Lynn Estrada following April 25, 2019 arrest



Bert Poston
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