“Operation Omerta” Results in Fourteen Meth Conspiracy Indictments

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   A multi-state year-long investigation led by the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office that included thousands of man hours with help from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, 22nd District Drug Task Force and the 22nd District Attorney’s resulted in the Wayne County Grand Jury returning indictments against fourteen individuals for Conspiracy to Distribute over 300 grams of Methamphetamine.

   Sheriff Shane Fisher identified Darrell Alonzo White, aka “Choppo,” of Florence, Alabama, as the head of the conspiracy operation. Also indicted were Raymond Charles Inman, Marilyn Faye Skaggs, Michael Shane Risner, Thomas Shayne Seitz, Michael Tilley, Shayna Nicole McDonald, Miranda Haggard, Lois Ann Ritenour, Luke Freemon, Brian Keith Smith, Roy Dee Horton, April Rumbaugh, and Sandra Satterfield. As of press time, all but Satterfield had been arrested and booked into the Wayne County Jail.

   Sheriff Fisher said that the suspects arrested were not just users, but upper level dealers suspected of bringing hundreds of pounds of methamphetamine into Wayne County. He said that this is the first major conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine case to be prosecuted in our county.

   “We will pursue any and all bringing methamphetamine into Wayne County, no matter where they are from. They will be arrested and prosecuted before a jury of Wayne County citizens who have been tormented by the epidemic proportions of methamphetamine being brought into our county,” said Sheriff Fisher. “Removing illegal drugs from Wayne County remains a top priority for me and the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office. This is another step towards that goal.”

   The sheriff went on to say that help from the public is vital in cracking down on the methamphetamine and other drugs flooding our county. Anyone with information that could be helpful in this investigation or others, or if you know the whereabouts of Sandra Satterfield, please contact dispatch at 931-722-3613 or call the crime tip line at 931-722-2300. All calls will remain anonymous.