FEDERAL JURY CONVICTS PENSACOLA MAN IN ARMED DRUG CONSPIRACY
PENSACOLA, FLORIDA – Telly J. Hill, 28, was found guilty by a federal jury this afternoon on charges relating to a conspiracy to distribute cocaine in Pensacola, announced United States Attorney Pamela C. Marsh, Northern District of Florida.
The federal indictment alleged Hill and others were involved in the distribution of large amounts cocaine and “crack” cocaine as well as in the possession of firearms to further the drug conspiracy. During the trial, the jury heard evidence of multiple cocaine seizures from Hill. The jury also heard testimony regarding death threats to a member of the Pensacola community who was aiding law enforcement in its investigation. These threats, as well as a drive-by shooting of this person’s residence, were linked to Hill through his cellular telephone records.
Chief United States District Judge M. Casey Rodgers will sentence Hill in September. Hill faces life imprisonment on the charges.
U.S. Attorney Marsh praised the work of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives as well as the Pensacola Police Department and the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David L. Goldberg.