Bolivar Man Sentenced to 180 Months on Drug Charges
Jackson, Tenn- Edward L. Stanton, III, United States Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee,
announced today that Clyde Braddock of Bolivar, Tennessee was sentenced in the United States District
Court. District Court Judge J. Daniel Breen imposed a total sentence of one hundred eighty (180) months
in prison for conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine base (crack cocaine), distributing
over 5 grams of cocaine base (crack cocaine), and distributing cocaine, in violation of Title 21, U.S.C. §§
846 and 841(a)(1).
Braddock was convicted at trial on March 1, 2011. The evidence at trial showed that Braddock conspired
with others to distribute cocaine base (crack cocaine) and cocaine in the Bolivar, Tennessee area.
Braddock was charged after selling both cocaine base (crack cocaine) and cocaine to an informant working
with law enforcement. During the trial, the government played the recorded telephone calls of the drug
transaction for the jury. At sentencing, the district court determined that Braddock had distributed over
3,000 grams of cocaine base (crack cocaine).
The investigation was handled by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Tennessee Bureau of
Investigation (TBI), Bolivar Police Department, and the Jackson Metro Narcotics Unit. Assistant United
States Attorney Jerry Kitchen prosecuted the case for the government.