12 indicted in West Tennessee drug investigation

Staff Reports • Sep 8, 2017 at 4:22 PM

Twelve people from across West and Middle Tennessee were indicted Tuesday on drug-related charges.

The indictments were a result of a joint investigation by special agents with the Drug Investigation Division of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and McKenzie police investigators.

The officers began an investigation into the illegal sale and distribution of controlled substances in and around McKenzie in January.

During the investigation, agents conducted multiple undercover purchases from 12 different individuals, including purchases of marijuana, methamphetamines and cocaine.

A Carroll County grand jury returned indictments Tuesday, charging 12 people with various offenses of the Tennessee Drug Control Act. Those individuals were arrested Thursday and booked in at the Carroll County Jail by TBI agents and McKenzie police investigators with the assistance of several other law enforcement agencies from across the state.

Stephen Talley, 31, of Antioch; Anthony Haynes, 40, of Murfressboro; Maurice Gladney, 26, of Memphis; Demarcus Robinson, 28, of McKenzie; Destin Skinner, 28, of McKenzie; Ezekiel Harris, 29, of McKenzie; Elijah Howard, 27, of McKenzie; Jamarqus Steptoe, 20, of Clarksville; Darian Nash, 20, of Big Sandy; Chauncie Sebree, 21, of Clarksville; Daniel Western, 28, of Henry; and Jonathan Moore, 35, of Atwood were all charged as a result of the investigation.

During Thursday’s arrests, agents and investigators seized an undetermined amount of cash, six vehicles, six weapons, varying amounts of cocaine, crack cocaine, ecstasy, prescription pills and about 40 pounds of marijuana.

The investigation remained ongoing. 

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