NC Man Convicted In 10-Pound Meth Case

Posted: 11th May 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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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.

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