10 sentenced on drug trafficking in Tenn
Ten defendants in a multi state narcotics trafficking conspiracy have been collectively sentenced to more than 590 months in federal prison. Edward L. attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, announced the sentences in a news releaseMonday.According to information presented in court, between August 2014 and June 2015, the defendants conspired with each other to distribute large quantities of oxycodone, methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana. They used the United States Postal Service to ship the drugs from Arizona and California to Memphis for distribution.These are thedefendants and their respective sentences, according to the release: Eddie Caswell aka “Geezy”, 35, of Memphis: 200 months Armando Penunuri aka “Migo,” 29, of Los Angeles: 120 months Taderrio Johnson aka “Pee Wee”, 29, of Los Angeles: pandora jewelry 57 months Marcus Moore aka “Corry Moore,” 33, of Memphis: 18 months Martavious Taylor aka “Snap,” 32, of Memphis: 60 months Tavious Jones aka “Threat” and “No Face, No Case,” 23, of Memphis:57 months Brandon Heard, 27, of Memphis: 12 months Taquita James, 33, of Memphis: time served Brittany Junious aka “Brittany Caswell,” 23, of Memphis: 12 months Frederick Burton, 52, of Memphis: 60 monthsLaw enforcement’s investigation into the criminal organization revealed Caswell was the drug trafficking organization’s leader. He recruited family members for his illicit enterprise, including his wife (James) and nephew (Heard), the release said. In February 2015, agents intercepted a package containing more than four kilograms of meth, which Caswell had shipped from California to Memphis. Postal Service mail carrier. Law enforcement investigators captured surveillance on over two dozen instances which showed Burton diverting packages to persons off of his assigned postal route. A conservative estimate revealed that Burton distributed over 800 kilograms of marijuana and oxycodone.THE JACKSON SUNDriver in Hogan deaths released on bondIn May 2015, all of the defendants were indicted on a multi count indictment, which charged them with conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and to distribute multiple narcotics.