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Press Release

Henry County Man Indicted on Federal Drug Trafficking Charges

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

Jackson, TN – Tony Boyd, of Paris, Tennessee was indicted on July 16, 2018, by a federal grand jury for distributing drugs, while being a convicted felon. D. Michael Dunavant, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee announced the indictment today.

According to the indictment, Boyd is charged with the distributing crack cocaine in the Paris, Tennessee area on six separate occasions. Two transactions occurred within 1,000 feet of the Porter Court Park Playground.

Because of his significant criminal history, if convicted on Counts 1, 3, 4, and 6, Boyd faces up to 20 years imprisonment; $1,000,000 fine and 3 years supervised release. On Counts 2 and 5 he faces up to 30 years imprisonment, $2,000,000 fine and 6 years supervised release. Boyd made his initial appearance in federal court before U.S. Magistrate Judge Edward G. Bryant on August 8, 2018. During a detention hearing on August 14, 2018, the Court ordered the defendant remanded to custody.

U.S. Attorney Dunavant said, "Recidivist drug traffickers create havoc and jeopardize public safety, especially in small rural communities and school zones. Drug dealers can no longer hide in any part of the Western District of Tennessee, and this indictment demonstrates our commitment to remove career drug dealers from our streets."

The case is being investigated by the Metro Crime Unit of Henry County Sheriff’s Office and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jerry Kitchen is prosecuting this case on the government’s behalf.

The charges and allegations in the indictment are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated August 16, 2018