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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 22, 2019

Nashville Man Convicted of Distributing More Than 50 Grams of Methamphetamine

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – February 22, 2019 – Travis Lamont Suggs, 43, of Nashville, Tennessee, was convicted yesterday, after a three-day trial in U.S. District Court, of distributing more than 50 grams of methamphetamine, announced U.S. Attorney Don Cochran for the Middle District of Tennessee. 

According to evidence and testimony at trial, in March 2018, Suggs communicated with a cooperating individual (CI) about selling methamphetamine.  During the course of several days, Suggs and the CI exchanged several text messages and ultimately agreed on the quantity, price and meeting place for the exchange.  On March 21, 2018, Suggs met the CI at the Park-and-Ride lot near Interstate 24, in Clarksville, Tennessee.  As the deal was being consummated, agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation; DEA; and detectives from the Clarksville Police Department moved to arrest Suggs, at which time he jumped from his rental car and fled on foot.  The officers chased and apprehended Suggs and found approximately $3,100 in his pocket and more than one-half pound of methamphetamine in his car. 

Suggs faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison when he is sentenced later this year by U.S. District Court Judge William L. Campbell, Jr.

This case was investigated by the DEA; the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation; and the Clarksville Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Miller Bushong, Juliet Aldridge and Phillip Wehby prosecuted the case.

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Contact: 
David Boling Public Information Officer 615-736-5956 david.boling2@usdoj.gov
Updated February 22, 2019