A McNairy County man is facing a life sentence for trafficking meth.
US Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee Michael Dunavant says 47-year-old Michael Jay Harris, of Finger, was sentenced in federal court Thursday.
In February of 2017, a search of Harris’ home revealed a bag containing three and a half ounces of ice methamphetamine and marijuana, as well as digital scales and drug paraphernalia.
Following a trial in August 2018, Harris was convicted by a jury for possession of 98 grams of actual meth with the intent to distribute.
Harris had four previous drug trafficking convictions in Tennessee, and faced a mandatory life sentence as a career drug offender.
The case was investigated by the Selmer Police Department, McNairy County Sheriff’s Department, and the DEA.