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Repeat Offender in Knoxville Faces Enhanced Charges for Drug Crimes

By admin on April 30, 2015

A 42-year-old Knoxville man was sentenced to 27 years in prison following multiple convictions on cocaine charges. Neighbors had been complaining of suspicious drug activity since August 2013, and a subsequent search of the residence uncovered 140 grams of crack and powder cocaine, which has a street value of roughly $14,000.

While this sentence may seem long, there are many aggravating factors that have caused this to be. Firstly, this is not the man’s first drug-related conviction. He spent ten years in federal confinement for convictions of ‘conspiracy to distribute cocaine’ and ‘using a firearm during drug trafficking’ in the 1990s. Repeat offenders are usually served harsher, lengthier sentences – and this man’s latest punishment is reflective of just that. In fact- the KPD “Repeat Offender” Squad pursued this most recent case against the man. Read the rest »

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Dandridge Man Gets 12 Years for Pleading Guilty to Fatal DUI

By admin on April 10, 2015

A 55-year-old Jefferson County resident was sentenced to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to driving while under the influence. No stranger to the courtroom, this is the third time the man has been charged with DUI. Unfortunately in this case, the DUI resulted in a fatal accident.

A 44-year-old Sevierville woman was killed when the intoxicated Dandridge man hit her car head-on. The man was found with empty pill bottles in his car, and later blood tests showed oxycodone, diphenhydramine and alprazolam in his system. With a history of past convictions, the reckless driver is facing heightened sentences and punishments. Read the rest »

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