A federal jury in East Tennessee has convicted a North Carolina man in a case that involved 10 pounds of methamphetamine.
At the time it was one of the largest quantities of the addictive stimulant ever seized in Tennessee.
A statement from the U.S. attorney’s office in Knoxville said a jury in Greeneville convicted 38-year-old Abel Martinez Tavera of Winston Salem, N.C., on federal drug and firearms charges Friday.
Sentencing is set Sept. 12 and Tavera faces a maximum possible penalty of life in prison.
Tavera’s attorney, Tim Moore of Greeneville, declined comment Monday about the conviction.