Marijuana Investigation Leads To Indictments

Posted at 1:24 PM, Dec 09, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-09 14:24:19-05

Multiple people have been indicted after a six month investigation into the trafficking of marijuana in the Tullahoma area.

Federal officials were notified by Tullahoma Police after a widespread marijuana distribution network was discovered involving the United States Postal Service.

The investigation began July 27 and resulted in the Federal Grand Jury indictments of 31-year-old Michael Thomas Sibert, 38-year-old Amy Glasgow, and 23-year-old Dillon Champion, all of Tullahoma. Also indicted were 28-year-old Franklin Bennett, of Moore County, and 33-year-old Timothy Powers, of Winchester.

Authorities said they believe the supplier was Joseph Martin, of Trinidad, California.

All six were indicted on December 1 by a Federal Grand Jury in Chattanooga.

The counts involved were conspiracy to distribute 100 kilos or more of marijuana and use of a communication facility to commit a felony.

Officials said the operation allegedly delivered over 363 pounds of parcels containing marijuana with a street value of more than $600,000 to the Tullahoma area.

Throughout the investigation, multiple items, including cash, vehicles, and a home on Ovoca Road in Tullahoma, were seized.

The indictments were served by authorities December 8, and the suspects were taken to a holding facility in Chattanooga where they were awaiting arraignment.