Drug Enforcement Administration

Atlanta

Robert J. Murphy, Jr., Special Agent in Charge

March 06, 2017

Contact: Chuvalo Truesdell

Phone Number: (404) 893-7000

Greenville Multi-Kilo Crack Cocaine Trafficker Sentenced

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. - On March 6 Fitzroy Turner, 35, of Greeneville was sentenced by J. Ronnie Greer, U.S. District Court Judge, to serve 127 months in federal prison following a conviction for his leadership role in a conspiracy to distribute large quantities of cocaine base “crack” in the Eastern District of Tennessee. Following his prison sentence, he will also serve a five-year term of supervised release.

According to his plea agreement on file with U.S. District Court, Turner admitted to participating in the sale of crack cocaine on five separate occasions between February and June 2015 to an individual cooperating with law enforcement. He admitted to being accountable for at least 2.8 kilograms but less than 8.4 kilograms of crack cocaine between October 2012 and April 2016.  Turner also admitted that he maintained a residence in Greeneville during the conspiracy for the purpose of manufacturing or distributing crack cocaine.

Co-defendants Barry Moore, 40; Zachery Moore, 51; and Sophia Arwood, 31, all of Greeneville, Tennessee were previously sentenced to 210, 96, and 60 months respectively. 

Law enforcement agencies participating in the investigation included the Third District Judicial Drug Task Force, DEA, and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Wayne Taylor, and former Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Corey Shipley represented the United States.          

The 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.justhinktwice.com, www.GetSmartAboutDrugs.com and www.dea.gov. Also follow DEA Atlanta via Twitter at @DEAATLANTADiv.

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