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

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Goodlettsville Man Indicted In Heroin Distribution Conspiracy

Use Resulted In Overdose Death

Brian Wimsatt, 29, of Goodlettsville, Tennessee, was indicted by a federal grand jury yesterday and charged with conspiracy, possession and distribution of heroin, the use of which resulted in death, announced Jack Smith, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee.


According to the indictment, on May 13, 2016, Wimsatt sold heroin to an individual who died shortly after using it. On May 17, 2016, Wimsatt was arrested by law enforcement officers and was again in possession of heroin.


Wimsatt is currently in custody and if convicted, he faces a mandatory minimum term of twenty years in prison up to life, and up to a $1,000,000 fine.


This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration; the 18th Judicial District Drug Task Force; and the Goodlettsville, Tenn. Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Ahmed A. Safeeullah.


An indictment is merely an accusation. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.


Drug Trafficking
Updated March 16, 2017