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Memphis Man Sentenced To 262 Months For Firearms Crimes
And Drug Distribution

June 6, 2012

Memphis, Tenn. – Frederick Adams, also known as Frederick Wilson, Frederick Newsom,
Frederick Nelson, and Ivory Wilson, age 39, of Memphis, Tennessee, was sentenced to 262
months in prison today by Chief United States District Judge Jon Phipps McCalla, announced
Edward L. Stanton, III, United States Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee.

Adams was initially arrested on October 28, 2010, after a loaded handgun, crack cocaine,
cocaine, and marijuana were found in his car during a traffic stop. Adams pled guilty in
November 2011 to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm in
furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and unlawful possession with intent to distribute crack
cocaine, cocaine, and marijuana.

Information presented in court showed that Adams had several previous felony convictions,
including two convictions for shooting people and numerous convictions for possession of
narcotics with intent to distribute.

This case was investigated by Detective Jonas Holguin of the Memphis Police Department’s
Project Safe Neighborhoods. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney
Jonathan Skrmetti on behalf of the government.

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