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Hickman County Man Sentenced to Fifteen Years in Federal Prison for Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine and Firearms Offenses

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Tennessee

NASHVILLE – Dustin L. Truett, 40, of Lyles, Tennessee, was sentenced today to fifteen years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, announced United States Attorney Henry C. Leventis. In July 2023, Truett pled guilty to a three-count Indictment charging him with Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine, Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking, and Possession of a Firearm by a Previously Convicted Felon.

The convictions stemmed from an incident in December 2020, when law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at Truett’s residence. During the search, they recovered a gun safe, two bolt-action rifles, a bolt-action shotgun, digital scales, and ammunition. Inside the safe, they recovered $33,765 in cash, a stolen AR-style semi-automatic rifle, and 319 grams of 92% pure methamphetamine. Truett had previously been convicted of multiple felony drug offenses and was prohibited by law from possessing firearms.

The case was investigated by the Hickman County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. Assistant U.S. Attorney Rachel M. Stephens prosecuted the case.

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Contact

Mark H. Wildasin

Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney

Mark.Wildasin@usdoj.gov

(615) 736-2079

Updated February 9, 2024

Topic
Drug Trafficking