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Local pair sentenced in federal meth case

Staff Reports • Apr 10, 2014 at 8:58 PM

A woman from Mountain City and another from Boone, N.C., were among nearly two dozen people sentenced in a federal methamphetamine conspiracy case Wednesday.

According to a news release from the Department of Justice, Crystal E. Potter, 30 ,of Mountain City, and Amber Coffey, 31, of Boone, N.C., were sentenced with 18 others indicted in May for conspiring to manufacture meth, possessing equipment, chemicals, materials and products to be used in the manufacture of meth.

Potter was sentenced to serve three years and 10 months and Coffey for 12 years and four months, both with no chance of parole and with four years of supervised release after their prison term.

Potter and Coffey’s charges come from a lengthy investigation that occurred from August 2006 to May, which revealed they conspired to obtain pseudoephedrine and other meth products from various sources in Tennessee, North Carolina and Virginia, used for the “shake and bake” method of meth production.

They were sentenced in front of U.S. District Judge Ronnie Greer.

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