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Feds indict ten people in Tuscaloosa, Alabama drug-trafficking conspiracy

May 8, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Feds indict ten people in Tuscaloosa, Alabama drug-trafficking conspiracy

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A federal grand jury indicted eight residents in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama with a total of 61 charges linked to a drug-trafficking conspiracy that transpired between December 2016 and March 2017.

The indictment cited specific findings of the grand jury regarding the amount of meth and cocaine attributable to each defendant as part of the drug-trafficking conspiracy, according to a U.S. Justice Department press release.

On May 4th, feds charged two co-conspirators in connection with the case including Beverly Diane Tubbs, 33, who faces possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and 33-year-old Amy Leeann Blizzard, with possession with intent to distribute meth.

“This investigation has taken down an established cocaine- and methamphetamine-trafficking organization in the Tuscaloosa area,” Acting U.S. Attorney Robert O. Posey said. “This is an example of how federal, state and local law enforcement can successfully dismantle narcotics smuggling organizations and reduce the availability of drugs on the streets.”

West Alabama Narcotics Task Force Captain Wayne Robertson stated, “Criminals note that state, local and federal law enforcement are combining resources to investigate criminal activity and make communities safe.”

The ATF, WANTF and the DEA all assisted in the probe. The task force is comprised of police from the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, the Tuscaloosa, Northport, and University of Alabama departments, and the Tuscaloosa County District Attorney’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brad Felton is prosecuting the case.

The eight remaining co-conspirators include:

Christopher Kelley Boyd, 30
Santony Markei Noland, 32
Tremaine Raymond Canon, 36
Michele Diane Smith, 40
Shakea Chynese Prewitt, 23
Katherine Lee Cannon, 39
Danny Ray Barron Jr, 27
Timothy Joe Patton, 29

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