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April 7, 2014

Department of Justice

United States Attorney William C. Killian Eastern District of Tennessee

Greeneville Man Sentenced For Participating In A Conspiracy To Manufacture Methmaphetamine

GREENEVILLE, Tenn.- Darrel Von Scrogum, 50, of Greeneville, Tenn., was sentenced on Apr. 7, 2014, by the Honorable J. Ronnie Greer, U.S. District Judge, to serve 262 months in prison. Scrogum pleaded guilty to a July 2013 federal superseding indictment charging him with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

The methamphetamine distribution conspiracy that Scrogum admitted to being a part of involved trafficking high purity methamphetamine brought from Mexico to drug traffickers in Georgia and then ultimately into northeast Tennessee.

The indictment and subsequent conviction of Scrogum and several conspirators was the result of an ongoing and collaborative investigation conducted by the Third Judicial Drug Task Force, Greeneville Police Department, Greene County Sheriff’s Department, Hawkins County Sheriff’s Department, Washington County Sheriff’s Department, Claiborne County Sheriff’s Department, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, and Drug Enforcement Administration. Assistant U.S. Attorney J. Christian Lampe represented the United States.

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