Southwest Georgia Repeat Offender Sentenced to 15 Years for Meth Possession

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Skeeter Eugene Weeks (2021 photo)

Skeeter Eugene Weeks, a 41-year-old resident with a history of criminal offenses in Southwest Georgia, has been sentenced to more than 15 years in federal prison. Weeks admitted to possessing nearly one kilogram of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute, leading to his sentencing by U.S. District Judge C. Ashley Royal on April 23.

Weeks, who had previously pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine on Sept. 8, 2023, will serve 188 months in prison, followed by four years of supervised release. It’s notable that there is no parole in the federal system.

U.S. Attorney Peter D. Leary commented, “The defendant’s high-speed attempt to evade capture endangered himself, responding law enforcement and other drivers. Individuals with lengthy criminal histories who continue to disregard the law will be held accountable.”

The incident leading to Weeks’s arrest unfolded on Sept. 12, 2021, when a Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputy attempted to pull him over for a traffic violation on I-75. Weeks, riding a motorcycle at the time, refused to stop and accelerated to speeds exceeding 90 mph. Despite additional officers joining the pursuit, Weeks evaded capture momentarily until he crashed after exiting at Rumble Road. He attempted to flee on foot across the interstate but was apprehended while trying to jump the center median guardrail. At the time of his arrest, Weeks was found in possession of a semi-automatic pistol and 993 grams of methamphetamine. He was also driving with a suspended license and had multiple active warrants.

Weeks has a history of criminal offenses in Southwest Georgia, including convictions for burglary, harassing phone calls, manufacturing methamphetamine, and possession of methamphetamine.

The case was investigated by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), with Criminal Chief Leah McEwen prosecuting the case.

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