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Atty Gen: 5 indicted in Upstate meth ring

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(From L to R) John Matthew Frady, Joseph Michael Garza, Tiffany Ann Teal and Jana Best. (From L to R) John Matthew Frady, Joseph Michael Garza, Tiffany Ann Teal and Jana Best.
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Five people have been indicted in connection with an Upstate methamphetamine operation on Friday, according to the South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson.

John Matthew Frady, 37, Alen Wayne Warren, 31, Tiffany Ann Teal, 27, Jana Best, 27, and Joseph Michael Garza were each charged with trafficking methamphetamine, Wilson said. 

The indictment alleges the five people conspired to sell, manufacture, deliver, purchase or bring meth into Spartanburg and Cherokee County between January 2009 and May 2013, according to Wilson.

Frady was apprehended in Colby, Kansas, in August and extradited to South Carolina, Wilson said.

Wison said Frady, Warren and Best also face other drug-related charges.

Garza also faces charges for attempted murder, two counts of possession of a firearm by a violent felon, possession of a weapon durring a violent crime and othe drug charges, according to online jail records.

The investigation was handled by South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office, the Cowpens Police Department, the Gaffney City Police Department, the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, the North Carolina SBI and the DEA.

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