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Johnson City Man Sentenced to 216 Months in Prison in Plea Deal

February 17, 2015

A Johnson City man was recently sentenced to 216 months in prison for his role in a cocaine conspiracy. He admitted his plan to distribute between 5-15 kilograms of cocaine in a plea deal. The man, his wife, and a supplier, had negotiated and made sales to a police informant, who collected evidence against all three. The man’s wife is awaiting sentencing, on March 12 of this year.

When law enforcement officers obtained a search warrant for this man’s residence, a subsequent search returned an ounce of cocaine, digital scales, substances used for “cutting” or diluting the drug, cash, money orders, and a gun. The search warrant for the supplier’s house contained similar amounts of crack cocaine and paraphernalia. He was sentenced to 121 months of prison for drug and gun charges.

Allegations involving cocaine are extremely serious. They can range from possession (actual and constructive), casual exchange, cultivation, and much more. As you might imagine, the amount of cocaine or other illegal drugs you are found to be in possession of can have major implications on what you will be charged with and, if convicted, how much in fines, jail time, and other penalties you will have to repay.

It’s important to note that an arrest doesn’t necessarily equal a conviction. If you are facing serious drug allegations in federal court, you have the right to a strong legal defense. An experienced Tennessee criminal defense attorney at Baker Associates can help protect your rights every step of the way. Call us for a confidential consultation.