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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Fayetteville Man Sentenced To Serve Over Twelve Years In Prison For Distribution Of Crack Cocaine

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – On Sept. 29, 2014, Dontez Flowers, 35, of Fayetteville, Tenn., was sentenced to serve 151 months in federal prison by the Honorable Harry S. Mattice, Jr., U.S. District Judge. Flowers pleaded guilty in June 2014 to distribution of cocaine base, “crack.” Upon his release from prison, he will be subject to three years of supervised release by the U.S. Probation Office.

In the plea agreement on file with the U.S. District Court, Flowers admitted to selling five grams of crack cocaine to an individual working with law enforcement on one occasion in July 2013. He also tried to sell 20 grams of crack cocaine a few days later. Flowers admitted that he continued to sell crack cocaine even after the police confronted him.

The indictment and subsequent conviction of Flowers was the result of an investigation conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, Tennessee Bureau of Investigations, and Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Terra L. Bay represented the United States.

Updated March 18, 2015