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

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Mosheim Resident Sentenced to Over Fifteen Years on Methamphetamine Conspiracy Charge

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – On August 17, 2017, David Lee Sicilia, 32, of Mosheim, Tennessee, was sentenced by the Honorable R. Leon Jordan, Senior U.S. District Court Judge, to serve 188 months in federal prison following a conviction for his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in east Tennessee.


According to the plea agreement on file with the U.S. District Court, Sicilia admitted that he was responsible for the distribution of at least 500 grams but less than 1.5 kilograms of actual methamphetamine.


Law enforcement agencies participating in the investigation included the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Hamblen County Sheriff’s Office, Morristown Police Department and Third and Fourth District Judicial Drug Task Forces. Assistant U.S. Attorney Wayne Taylor 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.



Drug Trafficking
Updated August 17, 2017