|2 indicted for distributing methamphetamine |
|Two people have been indicted for their alleged roles in a conspiracy to possess and distribute methamphetamine in West Tennessee. |
Wesley Joe Morphis and Jose Luis Sanchez-Galindo were charged in a four-count indictment handed down by a federal grand jury on Sept. 17 and they were arrested Sept. 27, according to information released Wednesday by David Kustoff, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee.
They are currently being held in federal custody.
The first count of the indictment alleges that Morphis and Sanchez-Galindo conspired to obtain methamphetamine and then to develop a market for and distribute the meth throughout West Tennessee. Specifically, the indictment alleges that the defendants conspired to possess and distribute over 50 grams of methamphetamine.
Counts two through four of the indictment outline various dates on which Morphis and Sanchez-Galindo allegedly possessed, with the intent to distribute, a substance containing methamphetamine.
The U.S. Attorney’s office said counts one through three carry a penalty of not less than five years and not more than 40 years in prison and a $2 million fine. Count four carries a penalty of up to 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine.
The case was investigated by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Drug Investigation Division, Dyersburg Police Department, Dyer County Sheriff’s Department and the 27th Judicial District Drug Task Force.
Published in The Messenger on 10.04.07