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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 28, 2017

Greeneville Resident Sentenced to Twenty Years in Federal Prison for Methamphetamine Conspiracy

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – On April 27, 2017, Jeffery Brian Wills, a.k.a. “Fro”, 27, of Greeneville, Tennessee, was sentenced by the Honorable R. Leon Jordan, Senior U.S. District Court Judge, to serve 240 months in federal prison following a conviction for his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in east Tennessee.

According to his plea agreement on file with U.S. District Court, Wills admitted that he was responsible for at least 1.5 kilograms but less than 4.5 kilograms of actual methamphetamine. He sold varying quantities of methamphetamine in June and December 2015 to an individual cooperating on behalf of law enforcement. In October 2015, law enforcement officers searched a motel room in Morristown, Tennessee, occupied by Wills and a co-conspirator, and found approximately 12 grams of methamphetamine, approximately $4,000 and miscellaneous narcotic pills. A bag containing a portion of the methamphetamine and Wills’ keys had “CHM” lettering on it. “CHM” stands for the Chicken Head Mafia. Wills and co-defendants Rick Munsey, 48, of Del Rio, Tennessee, and Joel Hosea Beasley, 37, of Mooresburg, Tennessee, were part of the “CHM” crew.

Wills further admitted that another individual began purchasing one ounce of methamphetamine per week from him in March 2015. By the end of May 2015, this individual was purchasing one to two ounces of methamphetamine from Wills per day.

In April 2016, co-defendant Christopher Williams, 47, of Hamblen County, Tennessee, was arrested in Knox County, Tennessee, carrying a suitcase with over 700 grams of methamphetamine inside. Wills and Munsey, among others, were awaiting Williams’ arrival to obtain their share of the methamphetamine obtained from Georgia when Williams was arrested making a delivery to another customer.

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.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated April 28, 2017