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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 24, 2013

Drug Distribution Conspiracy Earns Brownsville Man 151 Month Prison Sentence

Jackson, TN – Mario Seymour, 29, of Brownsville, TN, was sentenced yesterday to 151 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine, cocaine and marijuana, announced U.S. Attorney Edward L. Stanton III.

In an October 11, 2012, appearance before U.S. District Judge J. Daniel Breen, Seymour pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess and distribute more than 280 grams of cocaine base (crack cocaine), five kilograms of cocaine, and marijuana.

In 2011, agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, and Bolivar Police Department became aware of a drug trafficking organization based out of Brownsville, Tennessee. As stated in court, the investigation revealed that Seymour was a prominent member of the trafficking organization and was engaged in actively distributing and directing others to distribute crack cocaine, cocaine and marijuana. Investigators were able to intercept shipments of crack cocaine and cocaine with the assistance of the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

On January 25, 2012, during the execution of an arrest and search warrant after a criminal complaint was filed, Seymour was found in possession of a handgun, as well as approximately $103,000 in United States currency, believed to be drug related. The currency was administratively forfeited to the investigating agencies to further future narcotics investigations.

In addition to the 151 month prison term, Breen also sentenced Seymour to five years of supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system.

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Bolivar Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Matt Wilson on behalf of the government.

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Updated March 19, 2015