Brian Randall, 51, of Castalian Springs, Tennessee, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Waverly Crenshaw, Jr., to 24 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for operating a large-scale methamphetamine conspiracy.
Randall and seven other Middle Tennessee individuals were indicted in July 2016 and charged with various offenses relating to the meth distribution conspiracy. In addition, two other individuals from Bakersfield, California were indicted in the conspiracy in August 2016.
Evidence presented during Randall’s guilty plea and sentencing hearings established that between February 2015 and July 2016, he received numerous kilograms of methamphetamine from California through FedEx shipments and the U.S. Postal Service. Randall then mailed cash payments back to California and sold the methamphetamine to mid-level and street-level dealers for resell. Randall also possessed a number of firearms as he sold and stored methamphetamine.
Judge Crenshaw ordered Randall to serve 19 years in prison for the drug trafficking offenses and an additional 5 years for firearm offense. In addition, Randall must forfeit the firearms and any other property directly or indirectly related to his crimes in an amount of up to $2,000,000.
The remaining defendants in this case are awaiting trial and are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.