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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, December 4, 2017

Nine More Individuals Sentenced in Multi-State Methamphetamine Trafficking Conspiracy

Nine more individuals have been sentenced to federal prison for their role in a multi-state methamphetamine trafficking conspiracy, including seven from Middle Tennessee and two from California, announced U.S. Attorney Don Cochran of the Middle District of Tennessee.

 

During the past week, the following individuals were sentenced by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Waverly D. Crenshaw, Jr:

 

  • Sabrina Boblett, 49, of Castalian Springs, Tenn., was sentenced to 84 months in prison;
  • Frank Bishop, 41, of Nashville, Tenn., was sentenced to 100 months in prison;
  • Jason Johnston, 49, of Lebanon, Tenn., was sentenced to 84 months in prison;
  • Gary Lester, 42, of Lebanon, Tenn., was sentenced to 108 months in prison;
  • George Marsh, 52, of Lebanon, Tenn. was sentenced to 106 months in prison;
  • Brenda McGinnis, 49, of Bakersfield, Calif., was sentenced to 150 months in prison;
  • Herbert McGinnis, 49, of Bakersfield, Calif., was sentenced to 150 months in prison;
  • Matthew Peeden, 30, of Lebanon, Tenn., was sentenced to 120 months in prison;
  • Robert Pelletier, 34, of Lebanon, Tenn., was sentenced to 120 months in prison.

 

Brian Randall, 51, of Castalian Springs, Tenn., was previously sentenced in February 2017 to 24 years in prison.

 

According to court documents, between February 2015 and July 2016, Herbert and Brenda McGinnis shipped numerous kilograms of methamphetamine from California to the home of Jason Johnston in Lebanon, Tenn., and to Brian Randall’s home in Castalian Springs, Tenn., through FedEx and the U.S. Postal Service.  Randall then mailed cash payments back to California and sold the methamphetamine to mid-level and street-level dealers in middle Tennessee for resale.  During this investigation, agents seized over $60,000 in cash, numerous firearms, seven cars, two boats and approximately 5 kilograms of methamphetamine from members of the conspiracy.

 

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation; the United States Postal Inspection Service; the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation; the Lebanon Police Department; the Metro-Nashville Police Department; and the 15th Judicial District Drug Task Force. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Ahmed A. Safeeullah. 

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Contact: 
David Boling Public Information Officer 615-736-5956 David.Boling2@usdoj.gov
Updated December 4, 2017