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Eleven Defendants Sentenced To Imprisonment For Bristol Crack Cocaine Conspiracy

Ashanti Rhan Henry Sentenced to 30 Years Imprisonment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 12, 2013

ABINGDON, VIRGINIA-- United States Attorney Timothy J. Heaphy announced today that 11 members of a crack cocaine distribution conspiracy have been sentenced to prison in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Abingdon.

On September 10, 2013, Ashanti Rhan Henry, 36, Knxoville, Tenn., was sentenced thirty years imprisonment following his earlier plea of guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute 280 grams or more of cocaine base.

Ten members of the conspiracy have also previously been sentenced to terms of imprisonment:

Summer Shoulders, 21, of Bristol, Va., was sentenced to three years and one month imprisonment following her earlier plea of guilty to one count of possession with the intent to distribute 28 grams or more of cocaine base.

Marcus Stines, 21, of Bristol, Va., was sentenced to ten years imprisonment following his earlier plea of guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute 280 grams or more of cocaine base.

Orrett Ordine Anderson, 37, of Mt. Vernon, N.Y., was sentenced to ten years imprisonment following his earlier plea of guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute 280 grams or more of cocaine base.

Karen Jade Nicole Miller, 27, of Bristol, Va., was sentenced to five years imprisonment following her earlier plea of guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute 280 grams or more of cocaine base.

Kedrick Jamel Harris, 26, of Bristol, Tenn., was sentenced to ten years imprisonment following his earlier plea of guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute 280 grams or more of cocaine base.

Bredgette Dewan Shaw, 24, of Bristol, Va., was sentenced to three years and six months imprisonment following her earlier plea of guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute 280 grams or more of cocaine base.

Jason Troy Pritchard, 36, of Bristol, Va., was sentenced to three years and six months imprisonment following his earlier plea of guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute 280 grams or more of cocaine base.

James Carl Almaroad, 32, of Bristol, Va., was sentenced to three years and six months imprisonment following his plea of guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute 280 grams or more of cocaine base.

Jamie Lynn Stover, 36, of Bristol, Va., was sentenced to three years imprisonment following her earlier plea of guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute 280 grams or more of cocaine base.

Brittany Nicole Finch, 24, of Bristol, Va., was sentenced to three years and six months imprisonment following her earlier plea of guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute 280 grams or more of cocaine base.

According to evidence presented at the guilty plea hearings by Assistant United States Attorney Zachary Lee, Ashanti Rhan Henry, a previously convicted drug trafficker, supplied the Bristol, Virginia and Tennessee areas with large quantities of crack cocaine from sources in Knoxville, Tennessee and New York which was then distributed by other members of the conspiracy. More than 30 controlled purchases of crack cocaine were made from Henry and other members of the conspiracy and five search warrants were executed during the multi-year investigation by local, state and federal law enforcement. On March 25, 2012, a search warrant was executed by law enforcement at an apartment in the Rice Terrace apartment complex in Bristol, Virginia and Henry, Shoulders, and Finch were found to be in possession of more than two ounces of crack cocaine.

The investigation of this case was conducted by the Bristol, Virginia Police Department, Washington County, Virginia Sheriff’s Office, Bristol, Tennessee Police Department, Virginia State Police, Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department, Drug Enforcement Administration, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and the United States Marshals Service. The Washington County, Virginia Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, City of Bristol, Virginia Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, and the Sullivan County District Attorney’s Office also assisted in the investigation. Assistant United States Attorney’s Zachary T. Lee of the United States Attorney’s Office in Abingdon is prosecuting the case.

 

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