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58 charged in long-term meth investigation

Published On: Jan 17 2014 05:40:56 AM CST
Updated On: Jan 17 2014 04:00:47 PM CST

A four-year investigation across much of Northeast Tennessee delivered a major blow to the meth production in the region according to one local sheriff.

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Tenn. -

A four-year investigation across much of Northeast Tennessee delivered a major blow to the meth production in the region according to one local sheriff. Click here to view mugshots.

Local, state and federal officials announced the results of this investigation at a press conference in Jonesborough Friday. 

It began four years ago in Gray, Tennessee. As investigators continued asking questions, the Washington County Tennessee Sheriff's Office tells News 5 it stretched to other communities in Northeast Tennessee, including Johnson City, Elizabethton and Greene County.

The sheriff's office says the result was 58 people prosecuted in two separate methamphetamine manufacturing conspiracies in federal court. The sentences total 348 years in federal prison.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office says the cooperation among agencies is necessary in these types of investigations because of the numerous people who cross county lines to get the ingredients used to make meth.

Nine meth labs were encountered during the investigation.

The following people were charged:

1. Rodney A. Adkins, Jr., age 24, Elizabethton; Charges: Conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, possession of equipment used to manufacture methamphetamine. Sentence: 84 months prison time and 48 months supervised release.

2. James F. Arnn, age 46, Jonesborough; Charges: Conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, possession of equipment used to manufacture methamphetamine. Sentence: 70 months prison time and 48 months supervised release.

3. Ricky D. Birchfield, age 42, Gray; Charges: Conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, maintaining a place for the purpose of manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of equipment used to manufacture methamphetamine. Sentence: 92 months prison time and 60 months supervised release.

4. Leroy M. Bowser, age 44, Kingsport; Charges: Conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, maintaining a place for the purpose of manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of equipment used to manufacture methamphetamine. Sentence: 140 months prison time and 60 months supervised release.

5. Lowell K. Bowser age 46, Gray; Charges: Conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, possession of equipment used to manufacture methamphetamine. Sentence: 120 months prison time and 60 months supervised release.

6. Vernon L Bowser age 47, Gray; Charges: Conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, maintaining a place for the purpose of manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of equipment used to manufacture methamphetamine. Sentence: 240 months prison time and 240 months supervised release.

7. Tristan A. Brewer age 26, Johnson City; Charges: Conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, possession of equipment used to manufacture methamphetamine. Sentence: 6 months prison time and 36 months supervised release.

8. Terra B Bugg, age 41, Johnson City; Charges: Conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of Methamphetamine, Conspiracy to distribute and Possess with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of Methamphetamine, Possession of equipment used to manufacture Methamphetamine, Maintaining a place to manufacture Meth. Sentence: 37 months prison time and 48 months supervised release.

9. Thomas A Bugg, age 52, Johnson City, 3500 11E Motel # 30, Johnson City; Charges: Conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of Methamphetamine, Conspiracy to distribute and Possess with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of Methamphetamine, Possession of equipment used to manufacture Methamphetamine, Maintaining a place to manufacture Meth. Sentence: 92 months prison time and 48 months supervised release.

10. Stephen Eric Burgner, age 32, Johnson City; Charges: Conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of Methamphetamine, Conspiracy to distribute and Possess with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of Methamphetamine, Possession of equipment used to manufacture Methamphetamine. Sentence: 96 months prison time and 48 months supervised release.

11. Edward G. Cato, age 45, Gray; Charges: Conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, possession of equipment used to manufacture methamphetamine, maintaining a place for the purpose of manufacturing methamphetamine. Sentence: 60 months prison time and 48 months supervised release.

12. Mark W. Crable, Jr,, age 25, Jonesborough; Charges: Conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, possession of equipment used to manufacture methamphetamine. Sentence: 94 months prison time and 60 months supervised release.

13. Ralph E. Davenport, age 40, Elizabethton; Charges: Conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, possession of equipment used to manufacture methamphetamine, maintaining a place for the purpose of manufacturing methamphetamine. Sentence: 114 months prison time and 48 months supervised release.

14. Sierra E. Ferguson, age 22, Elizabethton; Charges: Conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, possession of equipment used to manufacture methamphetamine, maintaining a place for the purpose of manufacturing methamphetamine. Sentence: 60 months supervised release.

15. Dashauna L. Frye, age 38, Gray; Charges: Conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, maintaining a place for the purpose of manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of equipment used to manufacture methamphetamine. Sentence: 51 months prison time and 48 months supervised release.

16. Scotty R. Frye, age 43, Gray; Charges: Conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, maintaining a place for the purpose of manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of equipment used to manufacture methamphetamine. Sentence: 100 months prison time and 48 months supervised release.

17. Kirk D. Gauthier, age 24, Gray; Charges: Conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, possession of equipment used to manufacture methamphetamine. Sentence: 97 months prison time and 48 months supervised release.

18. Jimmy D. Hale, age 56, Gray; Charges: Conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, possession of equipment used to manufacture methamphetamine. Sentence: 60 months supervised release.

19. Tavia N. Harris, age 33, Kingsport; Charges: Conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, possession of equipment used to manufacture methamphetamine. Sentence: 60 months supervised release.

20. Neil Hensley, age 39, Unicoi; Charges: Conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, possession of equipment used to manufacture methamphetamine. Sentence: 16 months prison time and 48 months supervised release.

21. Gregg P. Herron, age 43, Kingsport; Charges: Conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, possession of equipment used to manufacture methamphetamine. Sentence: 33 months prison time and 36 months supervised release.

22. Brandon C. Holder, age 31, Gray; Charges: Conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, possession of equipment used to manufacture methamphetamine, maintaining a place for the purpose of manufacturing methamphetamine. Sentence: 70 months prison time and 48 months supervised release.

23. Harold D. Hollifield, age 53, Jonesborough; Charges: Conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, possession of equipment used to manufacture methamphetamine. Sentence: 24 months prison time and 36 months supervised release.

24. Timothy K. Honeycutt, Sr., age 50, Johnson City; Charges: Conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, maintaining a place for the purpose of manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of equipment used to manufacture methamphetamine. Sentence: 108 months prison time and 48 months supervised release.

25. Timothy K. Honeycutt, Jr., age 24, Johnson City; Charges: Conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, maintaining a place for the purpose of manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of equipment used to manufacture methamphetamine. Sentence: 60 months prison time and 48 months supervised release.

26. Charles A. Jones, Sr., age 44, Chuckey; Charges: Conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, possession of equipment used to manufacture methamphetamine, maintaining a place for the purpose of manufacturing methamphetamine. Sentence: 135 months prison time and 60 months supervised release.

27. Heather A. Jones, age 31, Chuckey; Charges: Conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, possession of equipment used to manufacture methamphetamine, maintaining a place for the purpose of manufacturing methamphetamine. Sentence: 97 months prison time and 48 months supervised release.

28. James Brandon Kimes, age 27, Gray; Charges: Conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of Methamphetamine, Conspiracy to distribute and Possess with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of Methamphetamine, Possession of equipment used to manufacture Methamphetamine. Sentence: 200 months prison time and 48 months supervised release.

29. Martin B. Kitzmiller, age 45, Gray; Charges: Conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, possession of equipment used to manufacture methamphetamine, maintaining a place for the purpose of manufacturing methamphetamine. Sentence: 72 months prison time and 48 months supervised release.

30. William T. Koenig, age 36, Gray; Charges: Conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, possession of equipment used to manufacture methamphetamine. Sentence: 92 months prison time and 48 months supervised release.

31. Nancy L. Lafollette, age 53, Gray; Charges: Conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, possession of equipment used to manufacture methamphetamine, maintaining a place for the purpose of manufacturing methamphetamine. Sentence: 78 months prison time and 48 months supervised release.

32. John F. Landers, II, age 25, Piney Flats; Charges: Conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, possession of equipment used to manufacture methamphetamine, maintaining a place for the purpose of manufacturing methamphetamine. Sentence: 60 months prison time and 36 months supervised release.

33. Amanda D. Lowe, age 36, Gray; Charges: Conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, possession of equipment used to manufacture methamphetamine. Sentence: 7 months prison time and 36 months supervised release.

34. Carla N. Lowe, age 22 , Johnson City; Charges: Conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of Methamphetamine, Conspiracy to distribute and Possess with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of Methamphetamine, Possession of equipment used to manufacture Methamphetamine, Maintaining a place to manufacture Meth. Sentence: 46 months prison time and 48 months supervised release.

35. Monroe E. Lowe, age 27 , Jonesborough; Charges: Conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of Methamphetamine, Conspiracy to distribute and Possess with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of Methamphetamine, Possession of equipment used to manufacture Methamphetamine, Maintaining a place to manufacture Meth. Sentence: 72 months prison time and 48 months supervised release.

36. Josh D. Mabery, age 38, Johnson City; Charges: Conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, possession of equipment used to manufacture methamphetamine, maintaining a place for the purpose of manufacturing methamphetamine. Sentence: 87 months prison time and 48 months supervised release.

37. Teresa J. Markland, age 44, Jonesborough; Charges: Conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, possession of equipment used to manufacture methamphetamine. Sentence: 30 months prison time and 36 months supervised release.

38. Renee Martius, age 34, Gray; Charges: Conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, possession of equipment used to manufacture methamphetamine. Sentence: 30 months prison time and 48 months supervised release.

39. Jason D. McCurry, age 31, Johnson City; Charges: Conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, possession of equipment used to manufacture methamphetamine. Sentence: 60 months prison time and 48 months supervised release.

40. John M. McGuire, age 26, Elizabethton; Charges: Conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, possession of equipment used to manufacture methamphetamine. Sentence: 84 months prison time and 60 months supervised release.

41. Kimberly A. Molnar, age 45, Johnson City; Charges: Conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, possession of equipment used to manufacture methamphetamine. Sentence 24 months prison time and 48 months supervised release.

42. Bryan S. Paul, age 53, Jonesborough; Charges: Conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, possession of equipment used to manufacture methamphetamine, maintaining a place for the purpose of manufacturing methamphetamine. Sentence: 30 months prison time and 48 months supervised release.

43. Lindsey R. Phipps, age 21, Gray; Charges: Conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, possession of equipment used to manufacture methamphetamine. Sentence 37 months prison time and 48 months supervised release

44. Tommy Proffitt, Sr., age 60, Watauga; Charges: Conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, possession of equipment used to manufacture methamphetamine, maintaining a place for the purpose of manufacturing methamphetamine. Sentence: 57 months prison time and 36 months supervised release.

45. James M. Rhodes, age 46, Gray; Charges: Conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, possession of equipment used to manufacture methamphetamine. Sentence 120 months prison time and 60 months supervised release.

46. Andrew D. Rowland, age 42, Chuckey; Charges: Conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, possession of equipment used to manufacture methamphetamine, maintaining a place for the purpose of manufacturing methamphetamine. Sentence: 46 months prison time and 60 months supervised release.

47. Leanne N. Scalf, age 30, Elizabethton; Charges: Conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, possession of equipment used to manufacture methamphetamine. Sentence 30 months prison time and 48 months supervised release.

48. Joshua L. Scarlett, age 29, Afton; Charges: Conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, possession of equipment used to manufacture methamphetamine. Sentence 84 months prison time and 60 months supervised release.

49. Tammy Shelton, age 42, Telford; Charges: Conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, possession of equipment used to manufacture methamphetamine. Sentence 120 months prison time and 60 months supervised release.

50. Allen Casey Story, age 28, Watauga; Charges: Conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of Methamphetamine, Conspiracy to distribute and Possess with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of Methamphetamine, Possession of equipment used to manufacture Methamphetamine. Sentence: 60 months Prison time and 48 months supervised release.

51. David L. Tucker, age 24, Gray; Charges: Conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, possession of equipment used to manufacture methamphetamine, maintaining a place for the purpose of manufacturing methamphetamine. Sentence: 42 months prison time and 36 months supervised release.

52. Ronnie L. Tucker, age 45, Gray; Charges: Conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, possession of equipment used to manufacture methamphetamine. Sentence 84 months prison time and 60 months supervised release.

53. Cindy M. Waters, age 51, Jonesborough; Charges: Conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, possession of equipment used to manufacture methamphetamine, maintaining a place for the purpose of manufacturing methamphetamine. Sentence: 70 months prison time and 48 months supervised release.

54. James S. White, age 31, Roan Mountain; Charges: Conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, possession of equipment used to manufacture methamphetamine. Sentence 77 months prison time and 36 months supervised release.

55. Danny Burl W. Wilcox, age 38, Johnson City; Charges: Conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, possession of equipment used to manufacture methamphetamine. Sentence 120 months prison time and 60 months supervised release.

56. Devin M. Wiley, age 22, Jonesborough; Charges: Conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, possession of equipment used to manufacture methamphetamine, maintaining a place for the purpose of manufacturing methamphetamine. Sentence: 100 months prison time and 48 months supervised release.

57. Linda A. Woolfrey, age 49, Kingsport; Charges: Conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, possession of equipment used to manufacture methamphetamine. Sentence 57 months prison time and 48 months supervised release.

58. Joshua E. York, age 39, Johnson City; Charges: Conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, possession of equipment used to manufacture methamphetamine. Sentence 69 months prison time and 48 months supervised release.