August 5, 2014
Department of Justice
United States Attorney William C. Killian Eastern District of Tennessee
Dusty Clevenger And Casey Pratt Each Sentenced To 72 Months In Prison For Trafficking Marijuana And Possession Of A Firearm In Furtherance Of Drug Trafficking
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – On Aug. 4, 2014, Dusty Clevenger, 27, of Dandridge, Tenn., and Casey Pratt, 30, of Whitesburg, Tenn., were each sentenced to serve 72 months in prison by the Honorable J. Ronnie Greer, U.S. District Judge. Upon release from prison, each will be subject to supervised release under the supervision of the U.S. Probation Office for three years. There is no parole in the federal system.
Both Clevenger and Pratt pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute and possession of firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking. Possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense carries a minimum mandatory 60 month sentence. Clevenger was arrested in May 2012 on an unrelated offense. Later that day, Pratt was observed removing approximately 20 pounds of marijuana from Clevenger’s residence, along with four pistols. Officers apprehended Pratt and seized the marijuana, a quantity of oxycodone pills, and over $4,000 in cash.
The Morristown, Tennessee Police Department was responsible for the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney J. Gregory Bowman represented the United States.