After further investigation, agents arrested Shirley at his home on charges of distributing the cocaine seized in the 2016 traffic stop. During the arrest, they found a kilo-press, a money counter, nearly 200 grams of heroin and two loaded firearms, including one with an extended magazine, Pak said. Agents also found parts of a kilo-press at Shirley’s shop, and his phone had videos of him waving vacuum-sealed bundles of cash, according to investigators.
After his conviction, Shirley had to forfeit his boat, truck, two Harley-Davidson motorcycles and cash, the U.S. Attorney said. Shirley was also sentenced to four years of supervised release after serving his prison time.
Shirley has twice been in state prison for armed robbery and aggravated assault, according to the Georgia Department of Corrections. He was in prison from March 1994 until December 2000 and again from February to August 2007, the department said.
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