A joint effort of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies resulted in the seizure of more than $150,000 in cash, several vehicles and real estate holdings across the region since Monday.
Some of the currency was found in several bank safe deposit boxes drilled open after search warrants had been obtained, sources close to the investigation said.
Three from the group, indicted together, are local or have ties to Dyersburg.
Carrie Ann Parrish, 26, with addresses of 35 Baggett Rd. in Miston and 6127 Mt. Manuel Church Rd. in Union City, was indicted on three counts. Parrish in October was found guilty of possession of drug paraphernalia after Dyer County Sheriff's deputies raided the house at about 3 a.m. on June 15.
Derek Patterson, 916 Leigh Dr., Dyersburg, was indicted on two counts. Patterson was arrested in Dyersburg in August with cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana.
Records indicate Patterson communicated with Parrish through mailed letters while both were jailed in September.
Several Union City and Obion County residents were indicted.
Indicted on one count of conspiracy to distribute and sell a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and eight counts of selling or distributing is Adolfo Ortiz-Alcuzar. indicted on eight counts of methamphetamine crimes is Juan L. Ayon; indicted on seven counts is Santiago Martinez-Amezquita; indicted on six counts is Rachel Morgan; indicted on five counts is Henry Allen; indicted on four counts is Connie Armour; indicted on three counts is Paul Bingham; indicted on two counts is Yolanda Martinez; and indicted on one count is Janet Martinez.
A federal grand jury indicted the group on Nov. 19; the cases were unsealed on Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Jackson.
Several of the people indicted are Mexican nationals. Magistrate Judge S. Thomas Anderson approved an order on Tuesday appointing an interpreter for Ortiz-Alcuzar, Ayon and Yolanda Martinez.
Several members of the indicted group were in court on Tuesday, where they were appointed federal legal counsel. Armour arranged to retain Dyersburg attorney Charles Kelly as her counsel.
Members of the group were remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service on Tuesday.
Detention hearings are scheduled in Jackson on Friday for the group.