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Rollin' 40s Street Gang Member Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison For Crimes Committed While On Parole

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

NASHVILLE – A Nashville, Tennessee man convicted earlier this year of drug distribution and firearms offenses was sentenced today to 20 years in prison, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Mary Jane Stewart for the Middle District of Tennessee.

Gary Edmiston, 33, was indicted in October 2019 and pleaded guilty in April to four counts of distributing heroin, possession with intent to distribute heroin and cocaine; possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

Edmiston, a member of the Rollin’ 40s Street Gang, was on state parole for conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery and a drug trafficking crime when he began selling heroin in front of his North Nashville residence in September 2018. After numerous sales of heroin to an informant and others in front of the residence, state parole officers made a surprise visit to his home and a search of Edmiston’s bedroom resulted in the seizure of approximately 36 grams of heroin, 17 grams of cocaine, a loaded assault rifle, a loaded handgun, and over $3,000 in cash. 

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives; the Tennessee Department of Correction; and the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Ahmed A. Safeeullah prosecuted the case. 

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David Boling
Public Affairs Officer

Updated October 14, 2021

Drug Trafficking
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