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Jackson Woman Sentenced To 66 Months In Federal Prison

April 23, 2012

Memphis, TN- Angela Bass, 43, of Jackson, TN was sentenced to 66 months in federal prison, and four years supervised release by United States District Court Judge S. Thomas Anderson for Conspiracy to Distribute More than 100 Kilograms of Marijuana, announced United States Attorney Edward L. Stanton, III.

Since 2009, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) was investigating a drug trafficking organization responsible for the distribution of more than 13,000 pounds of marijuana and other controlled substances in the Western District of Tennessee which were being imported from California and Texas. The investigation led to the indictment of several individuals, including Frederick Cole, and the defendant, Angela Bass, after DEA confiscated more than 6,000 pounds of marijuana in route to the Jackson area.

At sentencing, the Court found that between August 2007 and November 2010, the defendant distributed 108 kilograms of marijuana, and provided approximately $90,000 in United States currency to suppliers of narcotics.

This case was investigated by DEA, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Jackson Police Department, Madison County Sheriff's Department, West Tennessee Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, and Bolivar Police Department. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Matthew J. Wilson on behalf of the government.

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