DRUG TRAFFICKER DEMETRIOUS FIELDS PLEADS GUILTY
TO RACKETEERING CONSPIRACY, DRUG AND
MONEY LAUNDERING CHARGES
Memphis, Tenn. - Edward L. Stanton, III, United States Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee,
and Brian Chambers, Resident Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Memphis
office, announced today the guilty plea of Demetrious Fields to charges of Racketeer Influenced and
Corrupt Organizations (RICO) conspiracy, conspiracy to distribute in excess of five kilograms of cocaine,
and conspiracy to commit money laundering.
Fields, along with several other defendants including Craig Petties, was charged in a superseding
indictment returned by a federal grand jury in 2008.
The RICO conspiracy conviction carries a penalty of up to life imprisonment. The conspiracy to distribute
cocaine conviction carries a penalty of ten years to life imprisonment. The money laundering conspiracy
conviction carries a penalty of up to twenty years of imprisonment. Fields is scheduled to be sentenced
on March 2, 2012.
The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Memphis Office. The case is being
prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Greg Gilluly and David Pritchard.
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