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Dyersburg Woman Sentenced to 12 Years in Federal Prison for Methamphetamine Trafficking

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


Jackson, TN – Anne Taylor Davis, 28, has been sentenced to 151 months in federal prison for distribution and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. D. Michael Dunavant, U.S. Attorney announced the sentence today.

According to information presented in court, in 2019, agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and officers with the Dyersburg Police Department began an investigation into a large-scale methamphetamine trafficking organization in Dyersburg, and Eastern Arkansas.

During the investigation, Davis sold methamphetamine to an undercover operative, and was found in possession of ice methamphetamine. Evidence revealed Davis intended to distribute more than two kilograms of methamphetamine, which was 98% pure. Davis has an extensive criminal history, including multiple convictions for theft and drug charges. On October 9, 2020, Chief United States District Judge S. Thomas Anderson sentenced Davis to 151 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system.

U.S. Attorney D. Michael Dunavant said, "This sentence represents another great example of law enforcement working together to hold meth traffickers accountable. Criminal enterprises that distribute these harmful drugs into our rural communities can no longer hide. We are taking the fight to the drug trafficking organizations in order to dismantle them and remove them from our streets."

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Dyersburg Police Department.

Assistant United States Attorney Matt Wilson prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.


Updated October 16, 2020