Carter County

Elizabethton man sentenced to 20 years in prison

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. - A federal judge in Greeneville has sentenced 32-year-old James Wade Campbell of Elizabethton to 240 months in prison for making methamphetamine.

Campbell and 33-year-old Amber Layne Markland, also from Elizabethton, were indicted in September 2012 and both later pleaded guilty to making 50 grams of meth.

The two were arrested after a fire caused by a meth lab in an Elizabethton apartment in September, 2011. Five months later, they were arrested on state charges involving a second meth lab at another location.

Last month, a judge sentenced Markland to 130 months in prison for her role in the meth labs.

On Wednesday the judge sentenced Campbell, saying his lengthy criminal history and classification as a career offender warranted an enhanced sentence of 240 months followed by eight years of supervised release.

James Wade Campbell

Amber Layne Markland

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