Man sentenced to more than 50 years for meth possession

MONROE COUNTY, Tenn. (WDEF) — A Monroe County man faces 52 years in prison for possession of meth and a firearm.

A judge sentenced Charles Blankenship on Monday.

Officials charged him with possession of meth over 300 grams and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Sheriff Tommy Jones of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office stated that Blankenship was importing and distributing meth from Mexican drug cartels.

Jones added that Blankenship had multiple prior contacts with the justice system.

He will have to serve 18 years before being eligible for parole, Jones said.

Charles Blankenship

Charles Blankenship, (Courtesy: Sheriff Tommy Jones)

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