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January 5, 2012

Department of Justice

United States Attorney William C. Killian Eastern District of Tennessee

Misty Cutshaw Sentenced To 12 Years in Prison For Crimes Related to Crack Conspiracy

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – Misty Cutshaw, 30, of Parrottsville, Tenn., was sentenced in U.S. District Court at Greeneville, to serve144 months in federal prison, by the Honorable J. Ronnie Greer, U.S. District Judge. Cutshaw pleaded guilty on February 5, 2010, to a federal grand jury indictment charging her with conspiracy to distribute and possession with the intent to distribute cocaine base, aiding and abetting the distribution of a quantity of cocaine base, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense.

Facts presented to the court showed that during 2009, Misty Cutshaw was involved with C.J. Warren, Robert McKinney, Jabri Daniels, Phillip Green and others in the distribution of crack cocaine in Cocke, Hamblen and Jefferson counties. Cutshaw and others involved in the conspiracy used firearms to protect themselves while trafficking in crack. During an undercover investigation conducted by the Fourth Judicial District Drug Task Force, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), multiple buys of crack cocaine were made from Cutshaw and others involved in the conspiracy.

Ten individuals were convicted as a result of this investigation and Cutshaw is the last to be sentenced. Previously sentenced were: Charles Tyrone Warren who received a 135 month sentence; Robecca Nicole Hawk who received a 60 month sentence; Phillip Green, a.k.a Flip who received a 123 month sentence; Jabri Daniels who received a 123 month sentence; and Eugene Downs who received a 120 month sentence.

U.S. Attorney Bill Killian praised the efforts of the Fourth Judicial District Drug Task Force, TBI, and FBI and Assistant U.S. Attorney Rob Reeves, who represented the United States, for their efforts to control the flow of this dangerous drug into the district.

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