Federal prosecutors say several local and federal law enforcement agencies have arrested 21 people in connection with an illegal drug distribution ring that involved the trafficking of $17.5 million dollars' worth of cocaine and crack cocaine. All 21 appeared in court this week and entered "not guilty" pleas on charges ranging from conspiracy to distribute cocaine to money laundering. One defendant also faces a felony firearms charge. The cases will go to trial February 11.
Feds Break Up Major Cocaine Ring in Knoxville
By Matt Shafer Powell • Dec 12, 2013