10 Charged With Meth Distribution, Conspiracy

Posted at 4:44 PM, Apr 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-29 17:44:19-04

Federal prosecutors said ten people have been charged with distributing large quantities of methamphetamine transported to West Tennessee from Arizona.

The U.S. attorney's office said Friday the defendants conspired with each other to sell multiple grams of "ice," which is meth that has a purity greater than 80 percent.

Nine of the indicted defendants have been arrested. One remained a fugitive.

Prosecutors said more than $146,000 was seized during the investigation, along with 54 firearms and more than 11 pounds of meth.

Prosecutors said the meth was transported from Phoenix, Arizona, to West Tennessee for distribution. The defendants were from Tennessee and Arizona. If convicted on the drug-related charges, they each would face at least ten years in federal prison.