Three members of a large-scale heroin distribution ring in Chattanooga and Cleveland, Tn., have been sentenced to time in federal prison.
Cameron Hunter-Loftin appeared before Judge Sandy Mattice on Monday morning and was given a seven-year sentence.
In connection with the same case, Monte Brewer received six years. The sentence is consecutive to cases Brewer faces in state court in Chattanooga and Johnson City. He will be on four years of supervised release after getting out of prison.
Dennis Moore got 70 months.
In September 2017, the Drug Enforcement Administration, TBI and Chattanooga Police Department began investigating the conspiracy.
It was comprised mainly of members of the Gangster Disciples street gang, authorities said.
Agents tapped the phone of Kentrell Martin, who was identified as the main source of supply of the heroin.
In one call, Brewer told Martin, "I'm at the house in Cleveland. I want some of them blue thangs." Agents said blue thangs refers to Fentanyl pills. They also discussed "dog food" which agents said is a reference to heroin.