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Man sentenced on cocaine charges

Published On: Apr 25 2013 09:48:26 PM CDT

James Light, 65, of Rogersville, Tenn., was sentenced to serve 150 months in prison, followed by four years of supervised release, by the Honorable Leon Jordan, U.S. District Judge.  Light pleaded guilty in December 2012 to conspiracy to distribute and to possess with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine and a conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute oxycodone.

As a result of this investigation, several other individuals have been convicted and sentenced for their involvement in the drug conspiracies.

On Apr. 25, 2013, Michael L. Dykes, 51, of Rogersville, Tenn., was sentenced to serve 37 months in prison followed by one year of supervised release.  Dykes was allowed to remain on bond until reporting to the Bureau of Prisons.  He pleaded guilty in January 2013 to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute marijuana and conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute oxycodone pills.

On Apr. 16, 2013, Lorne L. Loucel, 32, of Rogersville, Tenn., was sentenced to serve 108 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release.  Loucel pleaded guilty in December 2012 to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute oxycodone pills.

On Apr. 16, 2013, Daniel L. Dykes, 29, of Rogersville, Tenn., was sentenced to serve 37 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release.  Dykes pleaded guilty in December 2012 to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute marijuana and conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute oxycodone pills.

On Apr. 2, 2013, Christy D. Dykes, 32, of Rogersville, Tenn., was sentenced to serve 40 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release.  Dykes pleaded guilty in November 2012, to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute oxycodone pills. 

On Mar. 21, 2013, Christy R. Seay, 39, of Greeneville, Tenn., was sentenced to serve 57 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release.  Seay pleaded guilty in September 2012, to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute oxycodone pills.

On Mar. 11, 2013, Ella Maria Camacho Garcia, 30, of Burlington, N.C., was sentenced to serve 78 months in prison followed by two years of supervised release.  Garcia pleaded guilty in August 2012 to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute marijuana and a conspiracy to distribute and to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine.  She also pleaded guilty to money laundering and received a money judgment in the amount of $815,000.00.

On Mar. 7, 2013, Jonathan L. Light, 24, of Kingsport, Tenn., was sentenced to serve 84 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release.  Light pleaded guilty in August 2012 to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute oxycodone pills.

On Mar. 7, 2013, Levi D. Love, 24, of Kingsport, Tenn., was sentenced to serve 37 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release.  Love was allowed to remain on bond until reporting to the Bureau of Prisons.  He pleaded guilty in August 2012 to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute oxycodone pills.

On Mar. 4, 2013, Charles Thomas Laing, 30, of Rogersville, Tenn., was sentenced to serve 157 months in prison followed by four years of supervised release.  Laing pleaded guilty in September 2011, to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute oxycodone pills, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense, and money laundering.

On Feb. 28, 2013, Jessica R. Bernard, 23, of Greeneville, Tenn., was sentenced to serve 37 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release.  Bernard pleaded guilty in September 2012 to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute oxycodone pills.

On Feb. 28, 2013, Amanda D. Bernard, 23, of Afton, Tenn., was sentenced to serve 37 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release.  Bernard pleaded guilty in August 2012 to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute oxycodone pills.

On Feb. 26, 2013, Shandeeda M. Compton, 31, of Rogersville, Tenn., was sentenced to serve 63 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release.  Compton pleaded guilty in October 2012, to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute oxycodone pills.

On Feb. 25, 2013, Brock A. Lawson, 26, of Rogersville, Tenn., was sentenced to serve 118 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release.  Lawson pleaded guilty in July 2012 to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute marijuana.

        The indictment and subsequent conviction of Light and other co-conspirators was the result of a three year investigation conducted by the Hawkins County Tennessee Sheriff’s Department, Sullivan County Tennessee Sheriff’s Department, Greene County Tennessee Sheriff’s Department, Second Judicial Drug Task Force, Kingsport, Tennessee, Police Department, Third Judicial Drug Task Force, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, and DEA.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Caryn L. Hebets represented the United States.