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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Tennessee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 9, 2014

Twelve Indicted In Weakley And Carroll Counties For Charges Related To Methamphetamine

Jackson, TN – A federal grand jury returned indictments last month on a dozen individuals alleged to have been involved in the production or distribution of methamphetamine in Weakley and Carroll counties, announced U.S. Attorney Edward L. Stanton III.

A total of seven indictments were returned charging the following:

Joey Darling, 40, of Martin, TN, with one count of conspiracy to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine and one count of possession of pseudoephedrine for methamphetamine manufacturing purposes;

Clayborne Tate, 36, and Amanda Box, 34, both of Greenfield, TN, with one count each of conspiracy to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine and one count each of possession of pseudoephedrine for methamphetamine manufacturing purposes;

Charles Dunning, 30, of Gleason, TN, with one count of conspiracy to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine and one count of possession of pseudoephedrine for methamphetamine manufacturing purposes;

Robert Hopgood, 41, of Martin, TN, and Tiffany Prichard, 32, of Greenfield, TN, with one count each of conspiracy to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine and one count each of possession of pseudoephedrine for methamphetamine manufacturing purposes;

Joshua Hearn, 29, Brandy Oliver, 27, Carl Davidson, 30, and Brianna Vermillion, 23, all of McKenzie, TN, with two counts each of conspiracy to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine;

Michael Davidson, 44, of Martin, TN, with one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine; and

Vaughn Yarbrough, 44, of Greenfield, TN, with one count of possession of pseudoephedrine for methamphetamine manufacturing purposes.

The potential penalties for each defendant are listed on the attached chart. There is no parole in the federal prison system.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Weakley County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Matt Wilson is representing the government.

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The charges and allegations contained in the indictment are merely accusations, and the defendants are considered innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated March 19, 2015