Stephen Reese
Photo: Cherokee County Sheriff's Office
Photo: Cherokee County Sheriff's Office

Woodstock man sentenced to 25 years for trafficking meth

A Woodstock man discovered with more than a pound of methamphetamine in his car will serve 25 years behind bars after pleading guilty to a drug trafficking charge.

Stephen “Cajun” Reese, 57, was arrested in April 2018 after Cherokee County deputies discovered drugs, a gun and nearly $6,000 in his car during a traffic stop, prosecutors said Tuesday. 

In addition to finding more than 18.5 ounces of meth, deputies seized a bottle of Oxycodone, a bottle of Xanax, drug paraphernalia and a Smith & Wesson handgun, authorities said.

In addition to finding more than 18.5 ounces of meth, deputies seized a bottle of Oxycodone, a bottle of Xanax, drug paraphernalia and a Smith & Wesson handgun from Reese's car.
Photo: Cherokee County District Attorney's Office

During his sentencing hearing last month, Reese was given 25 years in custody and a $1 million fine, prosecutors said. 

“This repeat offender was poisoning our community with a dangerous drug that destroys lives,” Cherokee County District Attorney Shannon Wallace said in a statement. “This sentence protects our residents by keeping these drugs off our streets.” 

In other news: 

Officials confirm Spalding County Commissioner Donald Hawbaker was arrested after surrendering to deputies.

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