A year-long investigation has resulted in 39 people indicted for their alleged roles in methamphetamine manufacturing and distribution, according to the Metro Police Department.
Shane Lewis Oakley, 30, is accused as the leader of the methamphetamine manufacturing and distribution operation, allegedly making the methamphetamine for resale at 14 Brookside Court in West Nashville where he resided , as well as Humphreys and Benton Counties.
Police estimated Oakley’s monthly income from methamphetamine sales between $12,000 and $15,000.
Teresa Ann Kingsmill, 39, Oakley’s girlfriend is also charged.
Kingsmill is also alleged to have hired the individuals who police claim went into area retail stores and bought cold medication containing the drug pseudoephedrine, a key ingredient in methamphetamine.
Police believe Kingsmill went into stores to collect numerous product cards for medication containing pseudoephedrine, an ingredient for making methamphetamine. The cards are located on store shelves for customers to bring the cards to a pharmacy counter to make the actual purchase. Kingsmill allegedly gave those cards to the different individuals, referred to by police as “smurfs,’’ to purchase the pseudoephedrine products, police said.
The individuals were paid about $4 for each purchase, according to police, and were identified by surveillance and through the Tennessee Methamphetamine Information System (TMIS). State law requires store clerks to record the identification information of persons purchasing pseudoephedrine products.
Oakley is charged with initiating the process to manufacture meth, four counts of felony meth possession in a drug free school zone, engaging in a meth conspiracy and promotion of meth manufacture. He is being held in the Metro Jail.
Kingsmill is charged with initiating the process to manufacture meth, four counts of felony meth possession in a drug free school zone, engaging in a meth conspiracy, promotion of meth manufacture and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. She is also in jail.
The 37 other defendants, some of which police said are homeless, are charged with engaging in a meth conspiracy and promoting the manufacture of meth.
Jacqueline Suzanne Allen (aka Jackie Hollowell), 32, of New Johnsonville, Tennessee
Eliza Lee Benford, 60, of Nashville
Darrell Lee Brown, 52, of Nashville
Theresia Ann Brown, 51, of Nashville
Fredrick Bryant Chism, 46, of Nashville
Corey Lamont Christmon, 29, of Antioch
Theresa Lynn Collins, 40, of Nashville
Miguela Colon, of Chicago
Jeremy Chance Cowan, 33, of Nashville
Jackie Gilbert Cross, Jr., 42, of Nashville
Reginald Danie, 49, of Nashville
William Earl Davis, Jr., 53, of Nashville
Michael Godwin, 51, of Nashville
Stanley Alfonce Hall, 38, of Nashville
Christopher Lamont Howse, 37, of Nashville
Juanita Lynne Hubbard, 43, of Nashville
Vickie Elaine Jenkins, 51, of Nashville
Cyntia Altresie Larkin, 41, of Madison
Donald Joseph Lazas, III, 23, of Brentwood
Eric Maurice Lewis, 52, of Nashville
Willie Wilson Mayes, III (aka Willie Wilson, III), 27, of Nashville
Jimmy McKissack, 61, of Nashville
Andru R. Perdue, 22, of Nashville
Jose R. Sosa-Ramirez, 21, of Smyrna
John Paul Stacey, Jr., 32, of Waverly
Jessica Dean Stills, 23, of Nashville
Shearon Denice Teasley, 45, of Nashville
Quartez Thompson-Dangerfield, 19, of Nashville
Stanley Gerbron Turner, 30, of Nashville
Antonio Cesar Vallejos, 19, of Columbia, TN
Wendy Ventura-Andrade, 19, of Nashville
Brenton Shamarko Watkins, 23, of Nashville
Thomas Edward White, 48, of Nashville
Mark Eric Williams, 44, of Memphis
Dana Marie Winfrey, 34, of Nashville
Reginald Tyrone Wynn, 38, of Nashville
Lucas Rene Zwitter, 20, of Ooltewah, GA
Benford, Darrell Brown, Theresia Brown, Chism, Hall, Ventura-Andrade, Winfrey and Wynn had been served with the indictment as of Tuesday afternoon.