21 people were indicted on meth charges, all of them from our area.
A federal grand jury in Greeneville returned a 16-count indictment against meth operations throughout Northeast Tennessee,
The charges included manufacturing, distributing, and possession of materials used to make meth.
Most of the people indicted are from Washington and Unicoi Counties.
Arrest warrants were executed on Monday, many people were taken into custody, and more arrests are expected.
According to the press release from United States Attorney William C. Killian, Eastern District of Tennessee, those indicted include:
Joseph Bob Banner, 33, Erwin, Tenn.
Brandon Michael Beals, 21, Erwin, Tenn.
Robert Charles Bennett, 35, Johnson City, Tenn.
Stacy Glen Black, 41, Erwin, Tenn.
Jason Anthony Briggs, 33, Flag Pond, Tenn.
Jeffrey Ray Casey, 33, Washington County, Tenn.
Clinton Cody Cooper, 26, Erwin, Tenn.
Lisa Engle Effler, 41, Erwin, Tenn.
Ray Charles English, 20, Erwin, Tenn.
Timothy Shaun Franklin, 34, Erwin, Tenn.
David Edward Gardner, 51, Unicoi, Tenn.
Donnie Lynn Hensley, 39, Erwin, Tenn.
Jarrod Allen Hicks, 31, Unicoi, Tenn.
Jerry Wayne Howell, 45, Erwin, Tenn.
Autumn Michelle McKinney, 25, Elizabethton, Tenn.
Samuel McCoy Sanders, III., 35, Jonesborough, Tenn.
Brian Stacey Smith, 39, Johnson City, Tenn.
Daniel Scott Smith, 38, Erwin, Tenn.
Michael Travis Smith, 37, Erwin, Tenn.
George Richard Thomas, Jr., 29, Erwin, Tenn.
Spencer Jay Yates, 35, Jonesborough, Tenn.