Two Plead Guilty In Federal Court

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On Tuesday November 20th, 2012, William Greene,26, of 1627 US Hwy 421 Boone, NC and on Tuesday November 27th, 2012, Minnie Carol Taylor, 38, of 205 Reanna Dawn Circle Elizabethton, TN pled guilty and were sentenced to the Federal Bureau of Prisons for Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine. Greene received 96 months and Taylor received 57 months for their respective parts in a conspiracy that was responsible for the manufacture of more than two kilograms of methamphetamine over a 10 year period.

In 2008 Agents with Watauga County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Unit began an investigation into a large scale methamphetamine manufacturing organization operating in NC and TN. The United States Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) became involved in the investigation and in May 2012, 11 people from Tennessee and North Carolina were indicted in the Eastern District of Tennessee.

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