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

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Clarksville Man Sentenced To Life In PrisonIn Large Scale Drug Conspiracy Prosecution

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – August 28, 2014 – Chris Young a/k/a Soulja C, 26, of Clarksville, Tennessee, was sentenced to life In prison today, announced David Rivera, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee. 

Young was convicted at a jury trial of conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine and 280 grams or more of crack cocaine, attempted possession of cocaine with intent to distribute within 1000 feet of a school, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.  Young also pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. 

Young was one of 32 defendants charged in a lengthy investigation focusing on drug trafficking in the Clarksville area.  He was arrested near the Genesis Teen Learning Center in Clarksville, Tennessee as he was meeting with a co-defendant and attempting to obtain a large quantity of cocaine.  A loaded firearm, $10,000 in cash, and other evidence was seized from Young.  At the time, Young was on state community corrections for two other drug felony convictions, and had a previous history of unlawful possession of firearms.  He was convicted after a two week trial along with two other Clarksville residents, Demetrius Duncan a/k/a Whirley and Alto Parnell a/k/a Al-Pistol a/k/a A.P.  Duncan and Parnell are pending sentencing.  

The investigation was conducted by the DEA, Tennessee Bureau Investigation, and Clarksville Police Department, with assistance from other state, local, and federal agencies.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Sunny A.M. Koshy and Lynne T. Ingram represented the United States.

Updated March 19, 2015