JACKSON, TN (AP, abc24.com) - Seventeen people have been charged with selling cocaine in West Tennessee, federal prosecutors said Thursday.
The 17 drug suspects were arrested Thursday by agents and officers with the Drug Enforcement Administration, the FBI and state and local law enforcement agencies. The suspects were named in a federal indictment that alleges the drug ring made and sold cocaine and crack cocaine in West Tennessee beginning in February.
Undercover law enforcement officers made four purchases of crack cocaine during the investigation, the U.S. attorney's office said.
The individuals indicted were:
- Garrick D. Cole, 41, Jackson, TN
- Brandon K. Yarborough, 30, Jackson, TN
- Christopher D. Williamson, 35, Jackson, TN
- Demond D. McKinnie, 36, Jackson, TN
- Deon L. Ellison, 29, Jackson, TN
- Herby K. Martin, 44, Oakfield, TN
- Jarvis T. Emerson, 23, Humboldt, TN
- Jonathan A. Patterson, 28, Humboldt, TN
- Kenneth M Price, Jr., 30, Jackson, TN
- Robert L. Cole, 37, Milan, TN
- Scottie D. King, 36, Huntingdon, TN
- Titus L. King, 36, Bells, TN
- Torey O. Deberry, 32, Denmark, TN
- Tracey L. Jones, 35, Jackson, TN
- Travis M. Wilson, 27, Memphis, TN
- J.W. Robinson, 48, Milan, TN
- Willie T. Ransey, 33, Murray, Kentucky
If convicted, each suspect faces a minimum sentence of 10 years in prison.
Edward Stanton, the U.S. attorney for West Tennessee, announced the indictment in Jackson.