Federal Jury Finds Nashville Man Guilty of Drug and Firearm Offenses
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – March 1, 2019 – Jacquise Miller, aka, “Boo Boo,” 20, of Nashville, Tennessee, was convicted today, following a four-day trial in U.S. District Court, of possessing cocaine and marijuana with the intent to distribute and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, announced U.S. Attorney Don Cochran for the Middle District of Tennessee.
According to evidence and testimony at trial, in July 2017, Metropolitan Nashville Police Department (MNPD) officers saw Miller get out of his car and leave it blocking an alley in the Cheatham Place Public Housing in North Nashville. After smelling marijuana coming from the car and seeing a marijuana cigarette in the ashtray, officers searched the car and discovered approximately $12,000 worth of cocaine, multiple bags of marijuana, digital scales, and a loaded semi-automatic handgun. Miller was later arrested by MNPD and a federal grand jury indicted Miller in November 2017.
Miller faces a mandatory minimum sentence of five years and up to life in prison, when he is sentenced later this year by U.S. District Court Judge Aleta A. Trauger.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives; the Drug Enforcement Administration; and the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department North Precinct Flex Team. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Ahmed Safeeullah and Robert Levine prosecuted the case.
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