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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 29, 2016

12 Collectively Sentenced to More Than 83 Years for Roles in Meth Trafficking Conspiracy

Memphis, TN – Twelve defendants in a multi-state narcotics trafficking conspiracy have been collectively sentenced to 998 months in federal prison. Edward L. Stanton III, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, announced the sentences today.

According to information presented in court, between March 2014 and July 2015, the defendants conspired with each other to distribute large quantities of methamphetamine. The defendants utilized the United States Postal Service to ship the drugs from California to Memphis for distribution.

The defendants and their respective sentences:

• Dexter White, 27, of Memphis, TN: 216 months

• Travis Huston, 34, of Turrell, AR: 180 months

• Fred Wilson, 32, of Gates, TN: 120 months

• Johnnie Wilborn, 26, of Merced, CA: 78 months

• Carlos Lewis, 39, of Memphis, TN: 77 months

• Patrice Lee, 34, of Memphis, TN: 18 months

• Brittany Huston, 28, of Cordova, TN: 80 months

• Deontoe Huston, 33, of Turrell, AR: 41 months

• Larry Cassidy, Jr, 36, of Turrell, AR: 70 months

• Robert Earl Williams, 35, of Marion, AR: 60 months

• Phillip Sean Mosley, 31, of Turrell, AR: 40 months

• Janice White, 51, of Memphis, TN: 18 months

Law enforcement’s investigation into the criminal organization revealed that Dexter White and Travis Huston were the drug trafficking organization’s leaders. They recruited family members and friends for their illicit enterprise, including White’s girlfriend (Brittany Huston) and mother (Janice White) and Huston’s brother (Deontoe Huston).

Over the course of the conspiracy, Dexter White and Travis Huston shipped meth to Memphis from California. They teamed up with Wilborn, based in California, who helped the men expand their operation. And they later added Wilson to their criminal organization. Furthermore, Brittany Huston and Janice White helped the men launder the money acquired as drug proceeds.

In July 2015, all of the defendants were indicted on multiple charges, which included conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and to distribute meth and money laundering.

Each defendant pleaded guilty to charges within the indictment.

Between May and August 2016, they were all sentenced by U.S. District Judge Sheryl H. Lipman to federal imprisonment.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Reagan M. Taylor prosecuted this case on the government’s behalf.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated August 29, 2016