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Convicted Felon Sentenced to 8 Years in Federal Prison for Drug Trafficking and Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking

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

Memphis, TN – Jeremy Edwards, 32, a convicted felon, has been sentenced to 97 months in federal prison for drug trafficking and possession of a firearm. Acting U.S. Attorney Joseph C. Murphy Jr., announced the sentence today.

According to information presented in court, on September 30, 2020, detectives with the Organized Crime Unit of the Memphis Police executed a search warrant at Jeremy Edwards' apartment. Pursuant to that search warrant, officers recovered two firearms, a Sig-Sauer P250C 9mm handgun and a Canik TP9 9 mm handgun, both of which were reported as stolen. The Sig-Sauer handgun was loaded with live rounds in a backpack belonging to Edwards. In that same backpack, in addition to the gun, officers found 166.6 grams of marijuana (total gross weight), two digital scales, mail in the name of Jeremy Edwards, and a silver pill press. The marijuana was submitted to TBI for testing and analysis. The substance tested positive for 77.90 grams of marijuana.

Upon further search of the apartment, officers recovered approximately $484 in U.S. currency from a pair of jeans, along with fentanyl powder inside two-dollar bills in the pockets. An additional scale and two additional pill presses were found in the apartment, along with a bottle of lactose, which is commonly used as a cutting agent for drugs.

Edwards had been previously convicted of aggravated robbery. As a result of his prior conviction, he is prohibited by federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition.

On October 7, 2020, officers with the Organized Crime Unit of the Memphis Police Department, executed a second narcotics search warrant at the Edwards residence. Detectives found a clear bag along with other individual bags that contained a white powder and a brown powder inside of a Kleenex box on the headboard in the master bedroom. In addition, officers located a black digital scale in the headboard and approximately $834 in United States Currency. The recovered narcotics were submitted to TBI for testing and analysis. The brown powder tested positive for .31 grams Heroin. The white powder tested positive for 11.45 grams Fentanyl.

Edwards pled guilty to the above charges on June 9, 2021.

On October 29, 2021, U.S. District Judge Jon P. McCalla sentenced Edwards to 97 months imprisonment to be followed by three years supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system.

This case was investigated by the Memphis Police Department, Organized Crime Unit.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Wendy K. Cornejo prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.



Cherri Green
Public Affairs
(901) 544-4231

Updated November 2, 2021