Weakley County Man Charged In Drug-Trafficking Operation


JACKSON (July 30) — A Weakley County man is charged in connection with a multi-state drug-trafficking operation.

According to U.S. Attorney for West Tennessee Michael Dunavant, Colby Criswell, 29, of Greenfield was indicted in Jackson federal court Thursday, July 30, 2020, on the charge of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine

Criswell and three others were arrested July 25, 2020, at a hotel in Jackson where agents reportedly seized large amounts of crystal meth, money, digital scales, a firearm and various paraphernalia.

Attorney Dunavant says if convicted, the defendants each face mandatory minimum sentences of 10 years and up-to-life imprisonment.

Criswell was previously charged among seventeen individuals with operating a multi-state drug trafficking conspiracy to distribute meth in West Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi in “Operation Clear Cut,” a multi-agency federal task force responsible for curtailing organized crime and narcotics in West Tennessee.

The case was investigated by the Jackson, Houston and Chattanooga offices of the DEA; Madison County Sheriff’s Department; Weakley County Sheriff’s Department; Jackson-Madison County Narcotics Unit; 24th Judicial District Drug Task Force; Puryear Police Department and Georgia Bureau of Investigation.