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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 2, 2016

Final Individuals Sentenced As Part Of Johnson City Drug Conspiracy

GREENEVILLE, Tenn.– William Corey McAllister and Phillip Eugene Woolwine, both of Johnson City, Tenn., were sentenced on May 31, 2016, by the Honorable J. Ronnie Greer, U.S. District Court Judge, to serve 90 months, and 60 months, respectively, in federal prison.  Both previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute, and possess with the intent to distribute, 28 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine base (“crack”).  There is no parole in the federal system.

From March 2012 to April 2013, McAllister, Woolwine, and numerous others participated in a massive conspiracy which was responsible for the distribution of multi-kilogram quantities of crack cocaine throughout Johnson City.  To accomplish this, participants procured powder cocaine from sources of supply in Georgia, transported the contraband to Tennessee, and then manufactured it into crack cocaine.  Once that process was complete, countless facilitators, couriers, and distributors collaborated to sell the product throughout the area.  More details of the conspiracy are found in the plea agreements on file with U.S. District Court.

This year-long 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 U.S. Attorney Nick Regalia represented the United States. 

In total, 21 individuals were charged as part of this investigation.  Those previously sentenced include:

- Demetrius Antwan Dalton, 35, of Atlanta, Ga., 240 months; 

- Tavares Lashaun Dalton, 36, of Covington, Ga., 240 months; 

- Marcus Lavoya Holliman, 36, of Atlanta, Ga., 210 months; 

- Karim Abdullah Hasan, 44, of Elizabethton, Tenn., 192 months; 

- Eullis Monroe Goodwin, 43, of Elizabethton, Tenn., 188 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, 20, of Atlanta, Ga.,120 months; 

- Don Juan Glass, Jr., 22, of Atlanta, Ga., 120 months; 

- Robert Nelson Racanelli, 27, of Johnson City, Tenn., 120 months; 

- Uhamma Castillo Delgado, II, 24, of Johnson City, Tenn.,120 months; 

- Justin Levon Bookwalter, 22, of Johnson City, Tenn.,96 months; 

- Robert Edward Dudley, 73, of Johnson City, Tenn., 96 months; 

- June Gemini Lopez, 38, of Johnson City, Tenn.,78 months; 

- Demario Jenard Serchion, 29, of Atlanta, Ga., 77 months; 

- Daisy Loretta Grindstaff, 58, of Elizabethton, Tenn., 70 months; 

- Cody Alan Sherrill, 22, of Jonesborough, Tenn., 41 months; and 

- Kandace Marie Haywood, 33, of Atlanta, Ga., time served. 

The investigation is 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. 

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated June 2, 2016