Feds: Group sold meth in Tennessee, 17 charged in 3 states

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JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) — Federal authorities say 17 people from Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee have been charged with selling methamphetamine.

The U.S. attorney’s office in Jackson, Tenn., said an indictment unsealed Tuesday charges 17 defendants with conspiracy to distribute meth. They face up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

The group is accused of distributing more than 70 pounds of meth in west Tennessee and elsewhere. Law enforcement seized drugs, eight guns, and more than $31,000 during their investigation.

Two defendants are from Blytheville, Ark., and two others are from Senatobia and Meridian, Miss. The rest of those charged are from three rural Tennessee counties.

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