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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Tennessee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, May 20, 2013

Carl Lee Glass Sentenced To 106 Months In Federal Prison For Cocaine And Firearms Charges

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – On May 20, 2013, Carl Lee Glass, 33, of Unicoi, Tenn., was sentenced to serve 106 months in prison by the Honorable J. Ronnie Greer, U.S. District Judge. Upon his release from prison, he will be subject to three years of supervised release.

Glass pleaded guilty in August 2012 to a conspiracy to distribute cocaine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of the trafficking of cocaine. He was the subject of an undercover investigation, where he was observed making numerous sales of cocaine. Because Glass possessed a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, he faced a minimum 60 month sentence, up to life, in prison for the firearm charge alone.

Law enforcement agencies participating in the joint investigation which led to indictment and subsequent conviction of Glass included the Unicoi County Sheriff’s Department, Tennessee Highway Patrol and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Assistant U.S. Attorney J. Gregory Bowman represented the United States.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a comprehensive national strategy that creates local partnerships with law enforcement agencies to effectively enforce existing gun laws. It provides more options to prosecutors, allowing them to utilize local, state, and federal laws to ensure that criminals who commit gun crime face tough sentences. PSN gives each federal district the flexibility it needs to focus on individual challenges that a specific community faces.

Updated March 18, 2015