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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Tennessee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Elizabethton Man Sentenced To 188 Months In Prison For Crack Cocaine Conspiracy

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – Eullis Monroe Goodwin, 40, of Elizabethton, Tenn., was sentenced on Sept. 15, 2014, by the Honorable J. Ronnie Greer, U.S. District Court Judge, to serve 188 months in federal prison. Goodwin pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine in April 2014.

Beginning in 2012, law enforcement began investigating a large-scale crack cocaine conspiracy originating out of Atlanta, Ga. As part of the conspiracy, numerous individuals trafficked kilogram quantities of powder cocaine to Johnson City. To transport and distribute the drugs, coconspirators used a series of rental cars procured in Georgia. Upon arrival in Johnson City, the drugs were manufactured into crack cocaine and then distributed throughout the area. Goodwin was one of those distributors, dealing in multi-ounce quantities. The resulting drug sale proceeds were subsequently used to procure additional powder cocaine and repeat the cycle of distribution.

This conspiracy involved multiple individuals. Coconspirators who have already been convicted and sentenced include: Tavares Lashaun Dalton, 36, of Covington, Ga., 240 months; Marcus Lavoya Holliman, 36, of Atlanta, Ga., 210 months; Micah Antwan Still, 34, of Covington, Ga., 120 months; Derrick Henry Connor, 40, of Sherills Ford, N.C., 120 months; Devin Deonte Blalock, 20, of Jonesboro, Ga., 120 months; Kwanza Tarveze Worthy, age 20, of Atlanta, Ga., 120 months; Don Juan Glass, Jr., 22, of Atlanta, Ga., 120 months; Uhamma Castillo Delgado, II, 24, of Johnson City, Tenn., 120 months; Demario Jenard Serchion, 29, of Atlanta, Ga., 77 months; and Cody Alan Sherrill, 22, of Jonesborough, Tenn., 41 months. Three more have been convicted and are awaiting sentencing in Greeneville. Others are still awaiting prosecution.

This long term investigation was the product of a partnership between the Johnson City, Tennessee Police Department; First Judicial District Drug Task Force; and Drug Enforcement Administration. Assistant United States Attorney Nick Regalia represented the United States.

This case was a result of the Department of Justice’s Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) program, the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s drug supply reduction strategy. OCDETF was established in 1982 to conduct comprehensive, multi-level attacks on major drug trafficking and money laundering organizations. Today, OCDETF combines the resources and expertise of its member federal agencies in cooperation with state and local law enforcement. The principal mission of the OCDETF program is to identify, disrupt, and dismantle the most serious drug trafficking and money laundering organizations and those primarily responsible for the nation’s drug supply.

Updated March 18, 2015