Man invests lottery winnings on meth trafficking

Ronnie Music facing prison time


A Georgia man is facing decades in federal prison after it was discovered he invested all of his winnings in a crystal meth trafficking ring.


Federal prosecutors say Ronnie Music, Jr., 45, plead guilty to federal drug trafficking and firearm charges, according to the Houston Chronicle. Music was apparently working to distribute the drugs throughout Georgia.


When operatives working with Music were caught trying to sell 11 pounds of crystal meth, agents then went on to seize more than $1 million worth of methamphetamine, firearms, ammunition and more than $600,000 in cash. The investigation revealed Music was the supplier.


United States Attorney Ed Tarver said in a press release, "Defendent Music decided to test his luck by sinking millions of dollars of lottery winnings into the purchase and sale of crystal meth." Attorney Tarver added that Music had an "unsound investment strategy."