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Morristown Resident Sentenced To 188 Months on Methamphetamine Conspiracy Charge

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Tennessee

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – On August 15, 2017, Andrew Harville, 29, of Morristown, Tennessee, was sentenced by the Honorable R. Leon Jordan, Senior U.S. District Court Judge, to serve 188 months in federal prison for his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in east Tennessee.


According to Harville’s plea agreement on file with the U.S. District Court, he admitted to being responsible for the distribution of at least 500 grams but less than 1.5 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.




Sharry Dedman-Beard
Public Information Officer

Updated August 15, 2017

Drug Trafficking