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Dyersburg Woman Sentenced to 115 Months Imprisonment for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine in Lauderdale County

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

Memphis, TN – Jada Gean, 31, has been sentenced to 115 months imprisonment on federal charges for conspiracy to distribute 26 grams of actual methamphetamine. U.S. Attorney Dunavant announced the sentence today.

According to information presented in court, on April 12, 2018, investigators with the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office received information from a confidential informant about Jada Gean, known drug dealer in Dyer County. The informant and law enforcement arranged to meet Gean at the Little General in Halls, Tennessee to purchase drugs.

The informant got out of his car and walked to the side of the store to wait for Gean. The investigators saw Gean arrive at the Little General in a silver Honda, and the informant got in the back seat of the car behind Gean. The informant saw the methamphetamine and gave investigators the take down signal.

As investigators approached, they saw Gean had a plastic baggie with a clear crystal-like substance believed to be a controlled substance, laying on the center console in plain view. The crystal-like substance was tested and determined to be 26.11 grams of pure methamphetamine.

Gean was detained, and during a search of the car, one digital scale with a powdery substance was found in her purse. While placing Gean under arrest, she informed law enforcement she had more drugs on her person. It was revealed Gean had six 40-milligram methadone; approximately 20 grams of methamphetamine; 11/2 suboxone strips; 1.1. grams of marijuana; and two 10 milligrams of hydrocodone tablets.

U.S. Attorney D. Michael Dunavant said: "Use and trafficking of methamphetamine continues to destroy lives, families, and communities across West Tennessee. The significant sentence in this case sends a clear message to those drug dealers who distribute poison in West Tennessee: You cannot prey upon our citizens for your selfish personal gain with impunity; there will be a reckoning."

On August 26, 2019, U.S. District Court Judge Mark S. Norris sentenced Gean to 115 months imprisonment followed by 5 years supervised release.

This case was investigated by the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office and the DEA.

Special Assistant U.S. Attorney (SAUSA) Sean Hord prosecuted this case on behalf of the government. SAUSA Hord is currently assigned from the 25th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.



Cherri Green
Public Affairs
(901) 544-4231

Updated August 28, 2019