Dyer Co. man sentenced to 12 years on gun, drug charges

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JACKSON, Tenn. — A Dyer County man has been sentenced to serve 12 years on federal gun and drug-connected charges.

Deangelo Liggons, 36, was charged with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and felon in possession of a firearm, according to a news release.

The release says the FBI received info about a group of folks distributing huge amounts of marijuana and meth in March 2017. In March 2018, the release says agents saw Liggons come dwelling prior to a confidential supply came to the property and purchased a quarter-ounce of marijuana. The release says these purchases continued for a lot more than a year.

Agents have been capable to get a search warrant for Liggons’ Facebook account, and started arranging to get narcotics from him, according to the release.

The release says investigators executed a search warrant in October 2018 and located a Canik TP 9 mm semi-automatic gun, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, ammunition and methamphetamine.

The release says Liggons admitted to investigators that he owned the gun, and that he owed the supply of the narcotics $five,000.

Liggons was held accountable for the distribution of 320 pounds of marijuana and 48 grams of meth.

Liggons will serve an further 5 years of supervised release.

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