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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Twenty Two Indicted In Multi-State Prescription Drug Ring

Memphis, TN – Twenty two individuals were charged today in a two-count federal indictment for their alleged roles in an illegal prescription drug distribution ring, announced U.S. Attorney Edward L. Stanton III and Resident Agent-in-Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Memphis office Brian K. Chambers.

The following individuals were charged with one count of conspiracy to possess and distribute oxycodone, a Schedule II narcotic, and one count of conspiracy to possess and distribute hydrocodone mixtures such as “Lortab” and “Lorcet,” a Schedule III controlled substance:

Bradford Kelley, 30, Walls, MS
Byron Kelley, a/k/a “Big B,” 32, Olive Branch, MS
Bryan Kelley, a/k/a “Little B,” 33, Memphis
Beverly Powell, 52, Memphis
Jason Hopkins, a/k/a “J,” 33, Memphis
Bryant Hopkins, 31, Memphis
The following individuals were charged with one count of conspiracy to possess and distribute hydrocodone mixtures such as “Lortab” and “Lorcet,” a Schedule III controlled substance:
Tiffany Jones, a/k/a “TT,” 27, Walls, MS
Gerron Powell, a/k/a “Snap,” 31, Memphis
Joseph Hardrick, 30, Memphis
Jeremy Bowden, a/k/a “Bubba,” 25, Memphis
Randy Moss, 37, Memphis
Mario Reed, a/k/a “Yo,” 29, Memphis
Jerome Bell, a/k/a “Jerome Price,” 36, Memphis
Hollie Hicks, 23, Wynne, AR
Felicia Bryant, 35, address unknown
Chernette Wiggins, 24, Memphis
Paige Hunara, 22, Wynne, AR
Kanneccia Lewis, a/k/a “Klyanna Lewis,” 23, Memphis
Shaniece Young, 24, Memphis
Shana Scott, a/k/a “Re-Re,” 33, Memphis
Shakena Standard, 28, Memphis
Shirley Ewing, 48, Memphis

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration Task Force and the Memphis Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel French 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