Drug Enforcement Administration


Clyde E. Shelley, Jr., Special Agent in Charge

January 30, 2018

Contact: SA Elaine Cesare

Phone Number: (571) 324-7520

Lubbock Man Sentenced To More Than 21 Years In Federal Prison For Distributing Cocaine

LUBBOCK, Texas - Gregory Jerome Mitchell, a.k.a “Jimmy Jombo Kalu,” 33, was sentenced on January 19, 2018 by Senior U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings to 262 months in federal prison for distributing cocaine, announced Special Agent-in-Charge Clyde E. Shelley, Jr. of the DEA and U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox of the Northern District of Texas.

Mitchell was charged in August 2017 with multiple counts of distribution and possession with intent to distribute cocaine base and methamphetamine. Mitchell pleaded guilty in September 2017 to one count of distribution or possession with intent to distribute 28 grams or more of cocaine base. He has been in custody since his arrest in August 2017.

According to the plea documents filed in the case on May 24, 2017, Mitchell arranged to sell six ounces of crack cocaine in exchange for $3,600.00. Mitchell was ultimately held responsible for approximately 550 grams of cocaine base and approximately four kilograms of methamphetamine.

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sean Long prosecuted.

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