Three local individuals were named in a federal grand jury indictment in U.S. District Court in Pikeville on charges of possessing firearms while in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

The indictments shows Amy Jo King, Gregory Phillip Chaffins and Christopher Azzle Moore were each indicted on charges of being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun, conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine by a federal grand jury. King was also indicted on an additional charge of possession with intent to distribute meth.

The conspiracy to distribute meth charge, according to an affidavit filed in support of the indictment, occurred across Floyd, Knott and Letcher counties from August 2018 through November 2018. 

The indictment attributed more than 500 grams of methamphetamine to King, with Chaffins and Moore each being attributed with distributing 50 grams or more.

According to the affidavit, in September 2018, King was found to be in possession of seven firearms, four of which were handguns, while in possession of more than 50 grams of methamphetamine in Floyd County. Additionally, in November 2018, while in Letcher County, the affidavit said King was in possession of 500 grams or more of methamphetamine that she was intending to distribute.

In October 2018, on separate dates, Moore was located with 50 grams of more of methamphetamine while also in possession of a handgun in Knott County and Chaffins was located with 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and a handgun, the affidavit said.

Arrest warrants were issued for each of the three individuals on Tuesday.

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