MAR 29 (NASHVILLE, Tenn.) –Frank Dwayne Randolph a/k/a Tubbs, 48, of Pulaski, Tennessee, was sentenced yesterday to 70 months in prison for his role in a drug trafficking conspiracy, announced Jerry E. Martin, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee.
U.S. District Judge Aleta A.Trauger also sentenced Randolph to serve three years of supervised release and ordered him to forfeit $750,000, which was determined to be criminal proceeds of the drug conspiracy. In imposing the sentence, Judge Trauger noted that Randolph had been involved in one of the largest drug conspiracies in the Giles County, Tennessee area and continued to show no remorse for his crimes.
Randolph was convicted, following a month-long trial in November 2012, of drug conspiracy, money laundering conspiracy, being an accessory after the fact to a drug conspiracy and perjury.
According to the evidence at trial, Randolph’s half-brother, Travis Gentry, who was also convicted at trial, obtained large quantities of cocaine and marijuana from various suppliers. Gentry then cooked a large portion of the cocaine into crack cocaine to increase his profits and then distributed the drugs in rural areas including Pulaski, Tenn. and Athens, Alabama. Multiple firearms, including several loaded assault rifles, were recovered from Randolph's residence in Pulaski, Tennessee during the execution of search warrants.
Approximately $2,100 in marked buy money, from a prior cocaine purchase from Gentry, was also recovered from a bank safe deposit box held by Randolph. A review of financial records showed over $100,000 in deposits into Randolph's accounts which were not accounted for by his payroll or declared business tax receipts from his business, Quality Window Tinting, in Pulaski, Tennessee. Prosecutors argued at trial, and the Court determined at sentencing, that this money constituted proceeds from the drug conspiracy.
Travis Gentry is scheduled to be sentenced on April 26, 2013. The investigation was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Giles County Sheriff's Department, the Pulaski Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Sunny A.M. Koshy and Alex Little represented the United States at trial and sentencing.DEA encourages parents, along with their children, to educate themselves about the dangers of legal and illegal drugs by visiting DEA’s interactive websites at www.justthinktwice.com, www.GetSmartAboutDrugs.com and www.dea.gov.