An Etowah County man has been indicted, with eight other defendants, for drug trafficking.
Jeffrey Morris Beam, Jr., age 37 from Gadsden was named in that multi-count indictment on charges of Conspiracy to Possess and Distribute Methamphetamine.
The jury found Beam guilty for his role in a conspiracy which reportedly began in 2014 and continued through April of 2016; he was found guilty of distributing more than 50 grams of methamphetamine and, possessing with intent to distribute – more than five grams of meth in August, 2015. All other defendants in the case have pled guilty.
Evidence at trial established that Beam and others, were responsible for importing multiple kilograms of methamphetamine in the Etowah County area from California and Georgia. He reportedly used FedEx to receive the meth from California, and used co-defendants to bring the methamphetamine into the state from Georgia using their vehicle.
Sentencing has yet to take place, however Beam could be facing a life behind bars.