BRUNSWICK — Ronnie Music Jr., 45, faces a lengthy prison sentence in connection with drugs and weapons charges after a federal indictment named him and four others as conspirators in a methamphetamine distribution ring in Ware County and Glynn County.
He was charged in Ware County with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute in October as well as possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm during the commission of drug trafficking.
According to the indictment, the U.S. government is seeking forfeiture to his property including the seizure of more than $600,000 that was in a bank. It’s reported Music won a $3 million Georgia Lottery payoff nearly a year ago.
Unable to afford counsel, he is being represented by a court-appointed attorney, said U.S. District Court officials.
Music was previously convicted in 2003 of possession of a weapon and making a terroristic threat. In 2007 and 2009 he was convicted of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in Waycross, and, also in 2009, he was convicted in Ware County on a charge of possession of meth with intent to distribute.
Because he is also wanted on an outstanding parole warrant in Johnson City, Tenn., a judge has ordered Music held in jail here.