Newport Man Sentenced To 23 Years In Meth Lab Bust

A federal judge sentenced Jerry Ryan of Newport to 23 years in prison following an April 2009 meth lab bust.

Lawmen in Craven County arrested 40-year-old Ryan after they discovered the meth lab on Highway 70 between New Bern and Havelock.

Eight law enforcement officers were sent to the hospital following the arrest.

Ryan's wife, Bernice Andrus, was sentenced to 13 years in prison last month for her role in the methamphetamine trafficking conspiracy. His cousin, Billy Oakley, is scheduled to be sentenced next month.

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  • by Moose Location: ENC on Mar 17, 2011 at 03:25 PM
    There were a lot more details involved for the DEA to adopt this case and present to a Federal Judge.. I expect they had lengthy records, and don't forget injuries to 8 LEO's. Mr. Ryan will have time to get used to being sober. Perhaps the others will as well and save lives in NC
  • by Mike Location: Onslow on Mar 17, 2011 at 02:14 PM
    Look a lot like the group that brought the pony to my kids birthday surprise party.
  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on Mar 17, 2011 at 10:34 AM
    Maybe Charlie Sheen could have helped get these scumbags out of prison. They should be put away for a long time. They don't deserve as bad as the murderers though.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 17, 2011 at 10:27 AM
    she does favor the bugs character but...I think cleaned up she would be cute ;)
  • by eric here on Mar 17, 2011 at 09:09 AM
    if people didnt use it people wouldnt make it.
  • by BOB Location: BATH on Mar 17, 2011 at 09:04 AM
    what they did was wrong and bad for everyone around but 23 years i am not saying they do not deserve it. my point is the justice system is so screwed up 23 years for making meth MURDERERS GET LESS TIME MY BROTHER AND MANY OTHERS HAVE BEEN KILLED AND THE PEOPLE ONLY GET 10-15 YEARS UP FOR PEROLE IN 5 THIS IS A GREAT SYSTEM WE HAVE. KILL GET LESS TIME THAN A METH LAB. LOVE THE SYSTEM
  • by CRYSTAL Location: WASHINGTON on Mar 17, 2011 at 08:54 AM
  • by donna Location: ENC on Mar 17, 2011 at 08:00 AM
    Ain't they "purdy"
  • by Someone on Mar 17, 2011 at 07:51 AM
    I think they got what they deserve, meth is an ongoing problem in the United States.
  • by Raymond Location: Roanoke Rapids on Mar 17, 2011 at 07:29 AM
    Now the same should be dealt to Oakley and Andrews.
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