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April 29, 2011

Jackson, Tenn- Keith Chaner of Humboldt, Tennessee was sentenced to (168) months imprisonment by United States District Court Judge J. Daniel Breen, announced United States Attorney for the Western District of Tennesse Edward L. Stanton, III. Chaner was charged with conspiracy to distribute over 50 grams of cocaine, in violation of Title 21, U.S.C. § 846.

Chaner entered a plea of guilty to Count One of the indictment on January 18, 2011. The evidence presented at sentencing showed that Chaner was involved in obtaining the products and materials necessary to manufacture methamphetamine with other co-conspirators and would distribute the illegally manufactured methamphetamine to others. Chaner also solicited others to hide evidence he had in his possession. In addition, the District Court Judge found that Chaner, during his drug activities, taught others how to manufacture methamphetamine. Chaner’s sentence was enhanced because he was found to be a career offender, after having been convicted twice before of felony drug trafficking crimes.

The investigation was handled by the West Tennessee Violent Crime and Drug Task Force, Milan Police Department, Trenton Police Department, Humboldt Police Department, and the Gibson County Sheriff’s Department. Assistant United States Attorney Jerry Kitchen handled the case for the United States.

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