A Columbus man federal agents caught selling a potent form of methamphetamine called “ice” was sentenced Tuesday to serve more than 10 years in prison.
Nimesh Vijay Desai, 33, pleaded guilty April 13 to distributing meth and possessing a firearm while trafficking drugs.
U.S. District Court Judge Clay Land sentenced Desai to serve 130 months.
Authorities said Desai sold meth to undercover agents on several occasions, and when officers served a search warrant at his home in June 2012, they found 15 firearms “of various makes and models.”
Desai fled before U.S. Marshals caught him in East Point, Ga., where they found he had meth and a Colt .45-caliber handgun, investigators said.
They said Desai in total had 26.2 grams of meth he had intended to sell.
Agencies involved in the investigation and arrest included the Muscogee Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Agency.