Four Cherokee County men are facing weapons charges returned this month by a Federal Grand Jury – two of those individuals have additionally been charged with distributing methamphetamine.

U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance – announced that a Federal Grand Jury charged the men in separate indictments returned December 1st; the indictment of 42 year old Gaylesville resident Edward Ray Lamar was unsealed following his arrest last week.

Lamar is charged with two counts of Illegal Distribution of Methamphetamine & with being a Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

24 year old Justin Bryant, is charged with being a Convicted Felon in Possession of explosives and that the explosives he possessed were stolen – he was charged also, as a Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm, a Ruger .45-caliber pistol.

31 year old Brandon Daniel White has been charged with the Illegal Distribution of Methamphetamine; and he was charged with five counts of Federal Weapons Violations; those charges include that he was a Convicted Felon who Possessed and Sold Stolen Firearms – and, that he was a Convicted Felon in Possession of Multiple Firearms.

Charles David Blalock, is charged in two separate counts of his indictment – with Unlawfully Possessing two Marlin 12 gauge short-barrel shotguns which were not registered to him with the National Firearms Registration & Transfer Record, and that he possessed those shotguns Illegally as a Convicted Felon.

These cases were jointly investigated by the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms & Explosives, the Alabama Bureau of Investigation`s Bomb Squad, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, and both the Cedar Bluff and Leesburg Police Departments.