Drug Dealer, Gun Runner Florida Husband and Wife Both Behind Bars

Florida might be notorious for its connection to drug and gun trafficking, but justice took the state a step away from that connection June 15. Susan Nell Anderson, 67, was one of the top suspects in a federal drug case where the dealers would exchange guns as payment to the drug makers.

Police had already captured her husband, Robert Ira Anderson, on drug trafficking and firearm charges, but Bay County police wouldn’t find Susan until Sept. 4, 2017, in a Panama City motel. She turned herself over and was caught with lots of money, a gun, and around 4 kilograms of methamphetamine. She pleaded guilty Jan. 11 to conspiracy in the guns-for-meth scheme, and again pleaded guilty June 15 to possession with intent to distribute meth, the two crimes each carrying a minimum sentence of 10 years in prison. With the two behind bars, methamphetamine addiction in Florida will hopefully wane a bit, with the supply choked off from a dangerous point.

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For a significant period of time, law enforcement did not know the location of Susan Nell Anderson, one of the top suspects in a federal methamphetamine-for-guns distribution conspiracy that operated out of Brantley County.

That changed Sept. 4, 2017, when officials from Georgia and local law enforcement from Bay County, Fla., found her at a motel in Panama City. According to testimony Friday in U.S. District Court in Brunswick by Todd Kennedy, a special agent with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco and Explosives, Anderson confirmed her identity and turned over the contents of her motel room — a considerable amount of money, a firearm and around 4 kilograms of meth.

The case was transferred to Brunswick for the sake of expediency.

Anderson, 67, pleaded guilty Friday to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, a charge that carries with it a mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison. Click Here to Continue Reading

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