JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Eleven people have been sentenced in connection with their involvement in a year-long methamphetamine distribution conspiracy, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Florida said.
Between mid-2015 and mid-2016, Audrey Jenkins -- along with her sons, Marcelle Jenkins and George Jenkins -- supplied multi-ounce quantities of highly pure crystal methamphetamine directly or through others to Kathy Meyer, Lena Davis, Dane Lloyd, Tina Rayos, Melinda Reeves, Layton Franklin Thomas, Shanique Morgan and Michelle Ryder, according to court documents.
Officials with the U.S. attorney's office said those individuals, in turn, distributed the methamphetamine to others in south Georgia and north Florida.
Audrey Jenkins' residence in Alma, Georgia, was a central meeting and distribution point, the U.S. attorney's office said.
Marcelle Jenkins was arrested Jan. 9, 2016, on state charges in Bacon County, Georgia. The U.S. attorney's office said he continued to run the drug organization while in custody via cellphones that were smuggled into the jail.
Law enforcement officers seized methamphetamine from a number of the defendants during the investigation. The U.S. attorney's office said tests by the Drug Enforcement Administration laboratory determined the methamphetamine to be as much as 99 percent pure.