Last Member Of Kingsport Marijuana Distribution Operation Sentenced
The last member of an elaborate marijuana distribution operation in Kingsport and surrounding region has been sentenced to more than 15 years in prison. 36 year old Christopher Scott Burchett along with nine others were charged in an eleven count indictment in 2016 on conspiracy to distribute pot as well as firearms and money laundering charges. Burchett personally admitted to bringing at least one thousand kilograms or more of marijuana into East Tennessee. Burchett also paid accomplices up to ten thousand dollars per trip to the state of Oregon to pick up and transport back the illegal weed into Kingsport and surrounding areas.