Crack Cocaine Trafficker Sentenced to Twelve Years
JUL 31 -- (BOWLING GREEN, KY) - Dennison Warfield, age 29, of 634 Morgantown Road, Franklin, Kentucky, was sentenced on July 21, 2008, to 12 years and 7 months imprisonment in United States District Court, Bowling Green, Kentucky, for drug trafficking, U.S. Attorney David L. Huber of the Western District of Kentucky announced today. Thomas B. Russell, Judge, United States District Court, also sentenced Warfield to 5 years supervised release following incarceration. There is no parole in the federal judicial system.
Warfield pled guilty on February 5, 2007, and admitted that on or about February 14, 2006, he sold approximately 75 grams of crack cocaine; and that on February 28, 2006, he sold approximately 50 grams of crack cocaine and 27 grams of powder cocaine. On March 16, 2006, Warfield was arrested. After his arrest, while being processed in the Warren County Jail, he attempted to discard approximately 214 grams of crack cocaine that he had hidden on his person, for which he pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute. In total, the crack cocaine possessed or sold by Warfield weighed more than 339 grams and the powder cocaine weighed approximately 27 grams. The drugs have an estimated street value of $36,600.
Warfield had previously been convicted of four other drug felonies and was subject to the Career Offender Sentencing Guidelines applicable in federal court. These guidelines subject drug traffickers like Warfield to significantly higher sentences if they have two or more prior felony convictions for drug crimes or crimes of violence.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. and was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Bowling Green-Warren County Drug Task Force.