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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Tennessee

Friday, August 11, 2017

Del Rio Resident Receives Lengthy Prison Sentence for Methamphetamine Conspiracy

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – On August 10, 2017, Ricky Dale Munsey, 48, of Del Rio, Tennessee, was sentenced by the Honorable R. Leon Jordan, Senior U.S. District Court Judge, to serve 262 months in federal prison following a conviction for his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in the Eastern District of Tennessee.


According to the plea agreement on file with the U.S. District Court, Munsey admitted that he was responsible for at least 4.5 kilograms of actual methamphetamine.


Law enforcement agencies participating in the investigation included the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Hamblen County Sheriff’s Office, Morristown Police Department and Third and Fourth District Judicial Drug Task Forces. Assistant U.S. Attorney Wayne Taylor represented the United States.


This case was a result of the Department of Justice’s Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) program, the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s drug supply reduction strategy. OCDETF was established in 1982 to conduct comprehensive, multi-level attacks on major drug trafficking and money laundering organizations. Today, OCDETF combines the resources and expertise of its member federal agencies in cooperation with state and local law enforcement. The principal mission of the OCDETF program is to identify, disrupt, and dismantle the most serious drug trafficking and money laundering organizations and those primarily responsible for the nation’s drug supply.





Drug Trafficking
Sharry Dedman-Beard Public Information Officer 865-225-1671
Updated August 11, 2017