KNOXVILLE—A Newport man is among 26 people who have been in indicted for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.A federal grand jury in Greeneville returned a 24-count indictment on Jan. 14, 2014, against John A. Ayers, a.k.a. Blondie, 31, of Rutledge, Tenn.; Gary S. Valentine, 53, of Knoxville, Tenn.; Victor M. Lynn, 51, of Rutledge, Tenn.; Paula W. Teague, 45, of Fairmont, Ga.; Eric R. Sizemore, 37, of East Berndstadt, Ky.; Drew A. Gregg, Jr., 36, of Newport, Tenn.; Joseph A. Jackson, a.k.a. Joey Jackson, 47, of Russellville, Tenn.; Teresa J. Turner, a.k.a. Terri Red, 52, of Whitesburg, Tenn.; Charles E. Bishop, a.k.a. Chucky, 51, of Whitesburg, Tenn.; Donna S. Roberts, 58, of Thorn Hill, Tenn.; Casper G. Hurley, 39, of McKee, Ky.; Harold E. Long, 61, of Tazewell, Tenn.; Robert D. Purkey, 43, of White Pine, Tenn.; Christopher M. Lawson, 35, of Rutledge, Tenn.; James E. Hayes, 56, of Talbott, Tenn.; Bradley S. Johnson, 29, of Bean Station, Tenn.; Troy R. Eads, 40, of Tazewell, Tenn.; Lisa A. Meece, 35, of Mooresburg, Tenn.; Stephanie Ellis, 22, of Rutledge, Tenn.; Phillip R. McNeil, Jr., 31, of Corryton, Tenn.; Floyd S. Simpson, 44, of Taylor, Mich.; Jeffrey W. Flynn, 33, of Mascot, Tenn.; Adam W. Houchins, 32, of Mooresburg, Tenn.; Amanda C. Roach, 36, of Rutledge, Tenn.; Luciano Castro, 74, of Savannah, Ga.; and Smokey E. Fleenor, 32, of Morristown, Tenn., for a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.For
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