published Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Man gets 12 years in meth case

U.S. District Judge Harry “Sandy” Mattice sentenced Johnny Ray Moore to 12 years in federal prison on a charge of possessing equipment to manufacture methamphetamine.

On Monday, Mattice dismissed three other charges on the four-count indictment at the request of federal prosecutors in exchange for Moore’s guilty plea in the case.

According to the indictment, on at least two occasions in November 2009 Moore possessed chemicals and equipment to make meth and made meth.

— Compiled by staff writer Todd South at or 423-757-6347.

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Todd South covers courts, poverty, technology, military and veterans for the Times Free Press. He has worked at the paper since 2008 and previously covered crime and safety in Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia. Todd’s hometown is Dodge City, Kan. He served five years in the U.S. Marine Corps and deployed to Iraq before returning to school for his journalism degree from the University of Georgia. Todd previously worked at the Anniston (Ala.) Star. Contact ...

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