March 25, 2014
Department of Justice
United States Attorney William C. Killian Eastern District of Tennessee
William Birch “Bill Bill” Gudger Sentenced To Serve 125 Months In Prison For Crack Cocaine Conspiracy
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – William Birch Gudger, a.k.a. “Bill Bill”, 35, of Greeneville, Tenn., was sentenced on Mar. 24, 2014, by the Honorable J. Ronnie Greer, U.S. District Court Judge, to serve 125 months in federal prison for his involvement in a crack cocaine conspiracy.
In April 2013, Gudger was arrested on an unrelated charge and placed in the Greene County Detention Center. While incarcerated, Gudger contacted Misty Lee Millar, 34, of Greeneville, Tenn., and asked her to go to his houses and “secure everything,” meaning for her to move his drugs so the police and/or rival drug dealers would not find them. Law enforcement officers subsequently searched Millar’s residence and recovered over 113 grams of crack cocaine, which she had moved from Gudger’s residences.
Search warrants were executed at both of Gudger’s residences in Greeneville, during which officers located digital scales, ammunition, paraphernalia and other miscellaneous items. Gudger was interviewed by law enforcement officers and admitted that he had asked Millar to remove his crack cocaine from his residences for him. He also admitted to cooking and dealing crack cocaine. Gudger told officers he had received three ounces of cocaine the previous week and cooked it into crack cocaine at one of his residences.
In May 2013, Gudger sold approximately 2.3 grams of crack cocaine to an individual working on behalf of law enforcement at one of his residences. In August 2013, Gudger was arrested again with to two to three grams of crack cocaine on his person.
Millar was previously sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge J. Ronnie Greer to serve 60 months in federal prison for her role in the conspiracy.
Law enforcement agencies participating in the investigation which led to the indictment and subsequent conviction of Gudger include the Third District Judicial Drug Task Force, Greene County Sheriff’s Office, Greeneville Police Department, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, and Drug Enforcement Administration. Assistant U.S. Attorney Wayne Taylor represented the United States.