U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Tennessee
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December 14, 2015

Timothy Chesser Sentenced for Methamphetamine Manufacturing Conspiracy

KNOXVILLE, TN—On Dec. 14, 2015, Timothy Chesser, 35, of Harriman, Tenn., was sentenced to serve 240 months in prison, by the Honorable Pamela L. Reeves, U.S. District Judge, for conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of methamphetamine (meth) and possession of precursors used to manufacture meth. Upon his release from prison, he will be supervised by the U.S. Probation Office for 10 years. His federal sentence is consecutive to any Roane County, Tennessee state sentence he may receive for pending charges.

Chesser was charged along with several others in a July 2014 indictment. He pleaded guilty to the offenses described above in August 2015. According to documents on file with U.S. District Court, between 2012 and 2014, Chesser conspired with at least one other person to manufacture and distribute at least 50 grams of meth in various locations in east Tennessee. According to pharmacy records and the statements of others, he purchased, or had others purchase for him, pseudoephedrine that he used to manufacture meth.

This case was investigated by the Roane County Sheriff’s Office, Harriman Police Department, Rockwood Police Department, Kingston Police Department, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, and Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brooklyn Sawyers represented the United States.

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