CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -- Fourteen people from Tennessee, Georgia and North Carolina have been arrested for various violations of federal drug and firearms laws.

The suspects are alleged to be part of a large methamphetamine trafficking organization operating in Tennessee and Georgia.  
 
Seven of this group had their initial appearances before the U.S. Magistrate Judge Susan K. Lee:

  • Anthony Long, 41, Chatsworth, GA
  • Sarah  McElhannon, 44, Copperhill, TN
  • Paula Price, 41, Turtletown, TN
  • Jeremy Gamble, 42, Turtletown, TN
  • Randy Greene, 48, Turtletown, TN
  • Paul Gribble, 48, Turtletown, TN
  • Tracy Mason, 48, of McCaysville, GA


Previously arraigned on a superseding indictment were:

  • Jose Manuel Juarez-Gonzalez, 37, Ellenwood, GA
  • Hector De La Torre, 50, Atlanta, GA
  • Robin Welch, 42, Copperhill, TN

 
Four individuals are also in custody including:  

  • Corey Welch, 39, Copperhill, TN
  • Dennis Glover, 60, Ranger, GA
  • Melinda Adams, 24, McCaysville, GA
  • Mitchell Hughes, 38, Farner, TN

 
Trial has been set for June 25, 2013, in U.S. District Court in Chattanooga.
 
The news release from United States Attorney William C. Killian says other arrests are pending.