Hazlehurst Woman Convicted of Sale of Methamphetamine

29 October 2021

BRUNSWICK, Ga. – A Jeff Davis County resident was convicted by a jury on October  21, 2021 of drug charges stemming from an undercover purchase of drugs in June 2020.  

Anna Maria Guillen, 32, of Hazlehurst, was found guilty of the sale of methamphetamine after a  confidential informant testified that he, while working under the direction of the Jeff Davis County  Sheriff’s Office, had purchased a quantity of methamphetamine from Guillen outside of her residence in  Jeff Davis County on June 10, 2020. Jeff Davis Investigator Anthony McNeal and Hazlehurst Police  Investigator Daniel Ivey were in visual contact with the confidential informant during this undercover  purchase of methamphetamine.  

Superior Court Judge Roger B. Lane sentenced Guillen to 15 years with 8 years to be served in prison,  and the remaining 7 years to be served on probation.  

“Dangerous drugs like methamphetamine affect more than just those individuals who become  addicted,” said Jan Kennedy, a Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney in the Appling/Jeff Davis Office of  the District Attorney for the Brunswick Judicial Circuit, who prosecuted the case. “These drugs destroy  the lives of family members as well. Prosecuting drug cases such as this can serve to reduce drug  activity in our county and help protect our citizens.” 

The trial, State of Georgia v. Anna Marie Guillen, began October 18 with jury selection, and ended  October 21. Guillen was acquitted of a second charge, sale of heroin.  

For more information about the District Attorney for the Brunswick Judicial Circuit, please visit  www.BrunswickDA.org.  

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