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Cocke County woman who threatened TBI agent sentenced to 51 months in federal prison

Published: 9:08 PM, 09/20/2013 Last updated: 9:08 PM, 09/20/2013

Source: The Newport Plain Talk

GREENEVILLE—Kathleen Laws Garrett, 51, of Newport, was sentenced on September 19, 2013, to serve 51 months in prison, by the Honorable Leon Jordan, U.S. District Judge.  Garrett pleaded guilty to a May 2013 federal indictment charging her and her son, Clayton Carroll Owenby, with threatening to retaliate against a witness. 

Garrett’s son, Owenby, had been previously charged in an oxycodone distribution conspiracy, which involved nine individuals obtaining prescriptions for oxycodone from various pain clinics and physicians across the state of Tennessee and then redistributing the drug in the Eastern District of Tennessee.  Owenby pleaded guilty to the drug distribution conspiracy and admitted that he obtained 5,718 total dose units (totaling 176,240 milligrams) of oxycodone from multiple physicians. 

For more details, see this weekend's edition of The Newport Plain Talk.

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