Lotto-Winning Meth Dealer Arrested

| by Amanda Andrade-Rhoades
Ronnie Music Jr.Ronnie Music Jr.

Many people believe winning the lottery would be the end of their troubles, but it didn’t seem to help Ronnie Music Jr., a 45-year-old convicted methamphetamine dealer who won $3 million in the Georgia lottery in February 2015. 

In October 2015, Music was arrested in Ware County, Georgia, for possession of cocaine, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

He had previously been charged with possession of firearms by a felon and possession of firearms in the furtherance of a drug trafficking crime for allegedly owning six shotguns, three rifles and two revolvers.

Additionally, he and four others have been charged for intending to distribute nearly a pound of methamphetamine.

Although Music cashed in his winnings, he claims that he does not have enough money to afford a lawyer, The Florida Times-Union reports.

The government seized over $675,000 from his bank account during the investigation, claiming it was derived from illegal activity.

Music is no stranger to the law. Between 2003 and 2009, he was convicted of possession of prohibited weapon and making terrorist threats, being a felon in possession of a firearm, and possession of meth with intent to distribute.

Sources: Atlanta Journal Constitution , The Florida Times-Union / Photo credit: The Florida Times-Union