Michelle McKerchie, 40, has been sentenced to 63 months in federal prison for dealing in meth. She will be on supervised release for four years afterwards.
She appeared before Judge Sandy Mattice.
The Bradley County Sheriff's Office conducted a search at a residence on June 15, 2016, and seized five grams of meth and $3,000 in cash. The two individuals who resided there and sold meth identified Ms. McKerchie as the source of their meth.
They agreed to cooperate with law enforcement and called Ms. McKerchie to bring them two ounces of meth. When she arrived, officers found 53 ounces of meth in her vehicle.
In turn, Ms. McKerchie told her sources of meth and she agreed to work with officers. As a result, Derek Cagley and Amanda Tindell were arrested.
On Jan. 3, 2017, a vehicle driven by Ms. was stopped for speeding. A drug dog alerted on the vehicle and two ounces of meth were found under the driver's seat. Drug ledgers and scales were also in the vehicle.
After being taken to the jail, Ms. told an individual during a phone call that officers had missed another six ounces of meth in the vehicle. Officers were listening to the call, and they retrieved the hidden meth.