Knoxville federal grand jury indicts 11 in drug distribution conspiracy

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A federal grand jury in Knoxville returned a single count indictment against 11 individuals for distributing heroin and fentanyl.

Two among the 11 were from Knoxville, 54-year-old Darrle Wade Harris and 27-year-old Cordarryl Wade Harris. The remaining nine were from Michigan.

The grand jury indictment came down April 2, 2019, and alleges that each of these individuals was involved in a conspiracy to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin and/or 40 grams or more of fentanyl in the Eastern District of Tennessee and elsewhere.

Trial is currently set for June 18, 2019.

If convicted, each faces a minimum sentence of at least five years and up to 40 years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000,000.