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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 23, 2018

Seven Suspects Arrested in West Tennessee on Federal Drug Trafficking Charges

 

Jackson, TN – Seven suspects from West Tennessee have been indicted for conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of actual methamphetamine or ICE. U.S. Attorney D. Michael Dunavant for the Western District of Tennessee announced the indictment today.

A task force made up of special agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Dyersburg Police Department and members of the FBI Jackson Safe Streets Task Force arrested seven people in an early morning raid on February 22, 2018, on federal drug trafficking charges.

Yesterday morning’s arrests are the result of a year-long investigation in which law enforcement officials have seized a large amount of ICE. One seizure alone was approximately ½ kilo of actual methamphetamine, which was 95% pure.

A federal grand jury in Jackson, TN returned the eighteen-count indictment on February 20, 2018, but it remained under seal until yesterday’s arrest. The indictment contained counts against each defendant alleging violations under the Controlled Substances Act. Some defendants also have firearms charges. The charges stem from the defendants’ participation in a conspiracy to distribute and to possess with the intent to distribute ICE.

The suspects arrested during the operation were:

Christopher Faulcon a/k/a "Wheezy," 32, Dyersburg, TN

Tommy Taylor, a/k/a "Chubbs,"35, Friendship, TN

Damien Nixon, 39, Gates, TN

David McNeely, 41, Finley, TN

Patricia Wilson, a/k/a "PJ," 30, Dyersburg, TN

Elisha Kirk, 29, Dyersburg, TN

William Hardy, 54, Dyersburg, TN

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

Assistant U.S. Attorney Beth C. Boswell is prosecuting this case on the government’s behalf.

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Updated February 23, 2018