Two plead guilty in meth conspiracy
by Kellen Moore
William Greene, 26, of 1627 U.S. 421, Boone, and Minnie Carol Taylor, 38, of 205 Reanna Dawn Circle, Elizabethton, Tenn., both pleaded guilty to conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, according to the Watauga County Sheriff's Office.
Greene pleaded guilty on Nov. 20 and Taylor on Nov. 27.
Greene will serve 96 months in prison and Taylor 57 months in prison for their role in the operation, which produced more than two kilograms of methamphetamine during a 10-year period, according to the sheriff's office.
In 2008, detectives with the Watauga County Sheriff's Office special operations unit began investigating a large-scale methamphetamine organization operating in North Carolina and Tennessee. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration also joined the investigation and in May 2012, 11 people from Tennessee and North Carolina were indicted in the Eastern District of Tennessee.