Eleven individuals have pleaded not guilty to charges alleging involvement in a meth manufacturing ring in a Knoxville court this past week.
In total, a federal grand jury indicted twenty people for their parts in a meth manufacturing ring in Knoxville and several surrounding towns and counties.
The 26-count indictment was filed February 19th, and names the following people as charged with conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine:
Linda F. Pesterfield, 40, Sweetwater
John G. Roberts, 38, Sweetwater
Jeremy T. Palmer, 36, Loudon
Adam W. Normam, 33, Lenoir City
Randy P. Brewster, 19, Sweetwater
Mandy L. Moser, 36, Sweetwater
Ebony L Gallaher, 27, Lenoir City
Phillip B. Richardson, 23, Philadelphia
Christy J. Givens, 39, Lenoir City
Robert L. Smith, 27, Lenoir City
Tracy D. Lowry, 31, Lenoir City
Sherry R. Barr, 45, Lenoir City
William C. Crew, 32, Philadelphia
Eugenia D. Taylor, 31, Lenoir City
Kenny R. O'Dell, 34, Lenoir City
Miranda R. Lankford, 32, Lenoir City
Cynthia E. Rowe, 35, Lenoir City
Amanda R. Spencer, 23, Knoxville
Lester S. Willis, 61, Lenoir City
Joshua L. Ferguson, 30, Loudon
In addition, Pesterfield, Roberts, Palmer, Norman, Brewster, Moser and Gallaher were also indicted on charges of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Palmer and Roberts are also indicted on several firearm violations.
An investigation shows that the people involved bout pseudoephedrine at local pharmacies with the intent to manufacture meth at various places around Sweetwater, Lenoir City and Loudon.
If convicted, each person involved faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison and a fine up to $10 million.