A federal jury today found an East Ridge man guilty of conspiring to make and distribute methamphetamine. He faces a minimum of 10 years in prison.
Gregory Alan Mercer, 41, will be sentenced June 30 by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Curtis Collier.
Prosecutors alleged that Mercer was the main meth cook named in a 13-person indictment, and that other users would trade ingredients or finished product for use of his U.S. Highway 41 garage to make the drug.
For complete details, see Thursday’s Chattanooga Times Free Press.
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 ...