Corey “Coop” Lidell Sentenced To 22 Years In Prison For Role In Cocaine Distribution Conspiracy
Memphis, TN – Corey Lidell, a/k/a “Coop,” 32, of Cordova, TN, was sentenced to 264 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to distribute more than seven kilograms of cocaine, announced U.S. Attorney Edward L. Stanton III.
Lidell was a street-level drug dealer involved with a major drug trafficking ring headed by Enricko Marshall and Christopher Boyland. Lidell was charged along with Marshall, Boyland and 11 others in an 11 count superseding indictment on June 5, 2012. Lidell pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute at least five kilograms of cocaine. Twelve of his thirteen co-conspirators are currently awaiting sentencing, and one is awaiting trial.
U.S. Chief District Judge Jon P. McCalla took into account Lidell’s lengthy criminal history in imposing sentence. He also ordered Lidell to serve five years of supervised release.
This case was investigated by Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Task Force Officer John Rada, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, and Rod Waller, Special Agent with the DEA. This case was prosecuted for the government by AUSA Jerry Kitchen.