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Hardeman County, TN Man Convicted on Drug Charges

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 2, 2011

Jackson, TN - Edward L. Stanton, III, United States Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, announced today that Clyde Braddock of Hardeman County was convicted at trial on March 1, 2011, on a three count Superseding Indictment that consisted of one count related to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and the distribution of crack cocaine, one count of possession with the intent to distribute and the distribution of crack cocaine, and one count of possession with the intent to distribute and the distribution of cocaine.

The evidence at trial showed that Braddock conspired with others to obtain the crack cocaine and to then
aid others in developing a market for distributing the illicit and illegally obtained crack cocaine. Additionally, the evidence at trial showed that Braddock possessed crack cocaine and cocaine with the intent to distribute and the distribution of these illicit and illegal substances.

After the jury returned its guilty verdict on all three counts of the Superseding Indictment, Federal District Court Judge J. Daniel Breen ordered that Braddock, who had been released on bond for approximately 16 months, be taken into the custody of the United States Marshals’ Service pending the sentencing hearing.

The conspiracy charge carries a penalty of not more than 20 years in prison and a fine of not more than
$2,000,000. The possession with intent to distribute and the distribution of crack cocaine charge carries a penalty of not less than 5 years, but not more than 40 years in prison and a fine of not more than $4,000,000. The possession with intent to distribute and the distribution of cocaine charge carries a penalty of not more than 20 years in prison and a fine of not more than $2,000,000.00. Braddock will be sentenced on May 21, 2011, in Federal District Court, Jackson, Tennessee, by U.S. District Judge J. Daniel Breen.

The investigation was handled by Bolivar Police Department, Jackson-Madison County Metro Narcotics,
Drug Enforcement Administration and Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. Jerry Kitchen, Assistant United States Attorney, handled the case for the Government.

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