|Published: 8:40 AM, 03/25/2013
||Last updated: 8:40 AM, 03/25/2013
Author: Michael Thomason
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
A Sweetwater man who pled guilty
to various drug charges in February decided to plead to another one on March 13, and his alleged
partner in a meth making business has been given a trial date in U.S Federal Court.
Brandon Lynn Steele, 34, is scheduled to serve anywhere from 5-40 years
depending on the sentence he receives on the charges he pled to in the past two months.
Steele pleaded guilty to conspiracy to manufacture and distribute five
grams of methamphetamine or 50 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable
amount of methamphetamine. In exchange, the state agreed to drop any and all other charges.
Now, Steele had decided to add another charge to his plea list. A
charge of conspiracy to manufacture and distribute five grams or more of methamphetamine (actual)
or 50 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine,
a Schedule II controlled substance has been added to Steele's tally.
One of Steele's partners, Wallace "Boonie" Stokes, declined to plead to his charges and now has
a trial date of May 6 set in U.S. Federal Court in Knoxville.
Steele was arrested last fall after an investigation showed he and Stokes and Dean Grissom
were making methamphetamine at a house on Creek Road outside of Sweetwater.
See full story in the Sunday, March 24, edition of
The Advocate & Democrat.
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