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Eleven Individuals, Including A Mother And Her Two Sons, Sentenced For Conspiring To Distribute Methamphetamine

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Florida

Jacksonville, Florida - U.S. District Judge Harvey E. Schlesinger has sentenced 11 individuals in connection with their involvement in a year-long methamphetamine distribution conspiracy.


According to court documents, between mid-2015 and mid-2016, Audrey Jenkins, along with her sons, Marcelle and George Jenkins, supplied multi-ounce quantities of highly pure crystal methamphetamine, directly or through others, to Kathy Meyer, Lena Leigh Davis, Dane Lloyd, Tina Rayos, Melinda Reeves, Layton Franklin Thomas, Shanique Morgan, and Michelle Ryder. Those individuals, in turn, distributed the methamphetamine to others in south Georgia and north Florida. Audrey Jenkins’s residence in Alma, Georgia was a central meeting and distribution point.


On January 9, 2016, Marcelle Jenkins was arrested on state charges in Bacon County, Georgia. While in custody, he continued to run the drug organization via cellphones that were smuggled into the jail.


During this investigation, law enforcement officers seized methamphetamine from a number of the defendants. Tests by the Drug Enforcement Administration laboratory determined the methamphetamine to be as much as 99% pure. 



Age, Residence

Term of Imprisonment

Marcelle Jenkins

25, Alma, GA

22 years

Audrey Jenkins

44, Alma, GA

21 years and 8 months

George Jenkins

27, Alma, GA

12 years

Tina Rayos

44, Fernandina Beach, FL

10 years

Kathy Meyer

63, Folkston, GA

6 years

Layton Franklin Thomas

22, Folkston, GA

6 years

Michelle Ryder

43, Fernandina Beach, FL

6 years

Melinda Reeves

38, Jacksonville, FL

5 years

Lena Davis

40, Waycross, GA

4 years

Norman Dane Lloyd

45, Folkston, Georgia

3 years

Shanique Morgan

23, Alma, GA

2 years


This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Baker County Sheriff’s Office, and the Charlton County Sheriff’s Office. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Julie Hackenberry Duva.

Updated November 17, 2017

Drug Trafficking