13 in West Tennessee face cocaine, marijuana charges

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Federal prosecutors say 13 people have been charged with selling cocaine and marijuana in West Tennessee.

The U.S. attorney’s office in Memphis said Monday that 12 people have been arrested so far. Three were already in state or federal custody, and the rest were arrested in Dyer County.

One person named in the indictments has not been arrested.

During the arrests, law enforcement officials seized drugs, money, firearms and drug paraphernalia.

The indictments were returned by a federal grand jury in Jackson last Tuesday, but they remained under seal until Monday’s arrests.

The case was investigated by the FBI’s Memphis Safe Streets Task Force, which includes agents from the FBI in Jackson, the Dyer County Sheriff’s Department and the police departments in Dyersburg, Jackson and Lexington