By Greg Bird
Brassfield Coffey Jr., of Stearns, was one of four people indicted by the Federal Grand Jury last week for his alleged role in a drug distribution ring, stemming from their arrest last October in Scott County, Tennessee.
According to the indictment filed in the United States District Court in London, Coffey, along with Greg Norris, Chris Moberly and Caitlyn Maggard, “did conspire together and with others to knowingly and intentionally distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine…”
According to reports at the time of the original arrests, the Scott County Sheriff’s Office went to a location on Pine Grove Road to investigate a tip of possible drug activity. Upon arrival at a camper on the property the officers spotted drug paraphernalia on a table in the camper and a “golf ball sized” bag of meth on the couch.
Three people in the camper at the time, identified as Norris, Caitlyn Maggard, and Christopher Moberly of Lexington were detained at the scene.
While officers were at the camper Coffey arrived at the residence and reportedly told the officers he was there to pick up an ounce of meth he had purchased from Norris.
A K-9 officer alerted to the possible presence of narcotics in vehicles owned by Maggard, Moberly and Coffey.
The indictment stated Moberly and Norris both have prior felony drug convictions for conspiracy to distribute Oxycontin and manufacturing of methamphetamine, respectively and could face sentences of 10-years to life and a fine of up to $8 million of convicted. Coffey and Maggard could face a sentence of 5 to 40 years, with at least 4 years of supervised release and a fine up to $5 million if convicted.
The feds also seek to seize $4,296 in cash taken from Moberly at the time of his arrest.
Two other individuals were arrested at a separate location in conjunction with the October arrest, but were not named in the indictment.