Twelve people have been indicted on a variety of charges related to a drug trafficking operation involving the distribution of large amounts of marijuana throughout Upper East Tennessee.

On Nov. 15, the Union County Grand Jury returned indictments charging 12 people. The TBI announced the indictments Thursday and at the time, authorities had arrested eleven of the individuals.

TBI Special Agents with the Drug Investigation Division began investigating in October 2016. During the course of the investigation, agents seized approximately 615 pounds of marijuana along with numerous firearms.

“This operation exemplifies TBI’s commitment to target all dealers in Tennessee,” Drug Investigation Division Assistant Director T.J. Jordan said. “It doesn’t matter what type of illegal drugs you’re pedaling, or if you are a big or small fish in the drug trafficking industry, TBI Special Agents are looking for you.”

• Kelvin Wood (DOB 3-13-62, Luttrell, TN. Bond: $75,000): 1 count of Conspiracy to Commit Sale and Delivery of Marijuana over 300 Pounds, 1 count of Possession of Marijuana over ½ ounce, 1 count of the Manufacture of Marijuana over 20 Plants, 2 counts of Possession of Stolen Property.

• Anthony Hill (DOB 9-29-63, Luttrell, TN. Bond: $75,000): 1 count of Conspiracy to Commit Sale and Delivery of Marijuana over 300 Pounds, 1 count of Possession of Marijuana over ½ ounce, 1 count of the Manufacture of Marijuana over 20 Plants.

• Michael Hensley (DOB 5-7-82, Luttrell, TN. Bond: $50,000): 1 count of Conspiracy to Commit Sale and Delivery of Marijuana over 300 Pounds, 1 count of the Sale of Marijuana over ½ ounce, 1 count of the Delivery of Marijuana over ½ ounce

• Harley Lee Tharp (DOB 3-1-57, Luttrell, TN. Bond: $75,000): 1 count of Conspiracy to Commit Sale and Delivery of Marijuana over 300 Pounds, 1 count of the Sale of Marijuana over ½ ounce, 1 count of the Delivery of Marijuana over ½ ounce

• Saul Sanchez Martinez (DOB 9-8-79, Knoxville, TN. Bond: $75,000): 1 count of Conspiracy to Commit Sale and Delivery of Marijuana over 300 Pounds, 1 count of the Sale of Marijuana over ½ ounce, 1 count of the Delivery of Marijuana over ½ ounce

• James E. Smith (DOB 11-26-54, Luttrell, TN. Bond: $50,000): 1 count of Conspiracy to Commit Sale and Delivery of Marijuana over 300 Pounds, 1 count of Possession of Marijuana

• Tony Beeler (DOB 9-3-66, Corryton, TN. Bond: $10,000): 1 count of Conspiracy to Commit Sale and Delivery of Marijuana over 300 Pounds, 1 count of Possession of Marijuana

• Julio Carmona Godinez (DOB 2-20-79, Powder Springs, TN. Bond: $250,000): 1 count of Conspiracy to Commit Sale and Delivery of Marijuana over 300 pounds, 1 count of the Delivery of Marijuana over 70 Pounds

• Abraham Andrade Cruz (DOB 6-20-91, Powder Springs, TN. Bond: $250,000): 1 count of Conspiracy to Commit Sale and Delivery of Marijuana over 300 pounds, 1 count of the Delivery of Marijuana over 70 Pounds

• Conley Tharp (DOB 2-25-55, Luttrell, TN. Bond: $25,000): 1 count of Conspiracy to Commit Sale and Delivery of Marijuana over 300 Pounds

• Gregory Corum (DOB 10-23-58, Luttrell, TN): 1 count of Conspiracy to Commit Sale and Delivery of Marijuana over 300 Pounds, 16 counts of the Sale of Marijuana over ½ ounce, 16 counts of the delivery of Marijuana over ½ ounce