Drug Enforcement Administration


Robert J. Murphy, Jr., Special Agent in Charge

August 03, 2016

Contact: Chuvalo Truesdell

Phone Number: (404) 893-7124

Grundy County Resident Indicted In Marijuana Manufacturing And Distribution Operation

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - On July 26, 2016, a federal grand jury returned a six count indictment against Vincent Garner, 50, of Gruetli-Laager, Tenn., charging him with manufacturing and distributing marijuana, illegally possessing a firearm after being previously convicted of a felony and possessing a firearm during a drug trafficking transaction.

The indictment, which is on file with U.S. District Court in Chattanooga, is the result of a lengthy investigation by the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Administration and Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven Neff will represent the United States. 

Members of the public are reminded that an indictment constitutes only charges and that every person is presumed innocent until his or her guilt has been proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

The DEA encourages parents, along with their children, to educate themselves about the dangers of legal and illegal drugs by visiting DEA’s interactive websites at www.justthinktwice.com, www.GetSmartAboutDrugs.com and www.dea.gov.

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