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March 10, 2014

Department of Justice

United States Attorney William C. Killian Eastern District of Tennessee

Aaron Kinzer Sentenced To 188 Months For Drug Trafficking

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – On Mar. 10, 2014, Aaron Kinzer, 32, of Bristol, Tenn., was sentenced to a total of 188 months in prison by the Honorable J. Ronnie Greer, U.S. District Judge. Upon his release from prison Kinzer will be supervised for eight years by the U.S. Probation Office.

Kinzer pleaded guilty in July 2012 to conspiring to distribute crack cocaine and marijuana, and money laundering. He led a conspiracy to traffic in marijuana and crack cocaine, obtained in Atlanta and Charlotte, in the Tri-Cities area. Kinzer’s sentencing brings to a close the investigation which resulted in the conviction of seven individuals.

Law enforcement agencies participating in the joint investigation included the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office; Bristol Tennessee Police Department; Iredell County, North Carolina Sheriff’s Department; North Carolina State Highway Patrol; and Drug Enforcement Administration. Assistant U.S. Attorney J. Gregory Bowman represented the United States.

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