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Mason Man Sentenced To 120 Months

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

Memphis, TN – Fred Masters, Jr., age 48, of Mason, Tenn., was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison following his guilty plea to one count of possessing equipment, chemicals, products, and materials that may be used to manufacture methamphetamine, announced Edward L. Stanton III, United States Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee.

According to the facts alleged in the indictment and revealed during the sentencing hearing, on March 3, 2012, Tipton County Sheriff’s Office Deputies and a canine officer went to Masters’s home to execute a search warrant. When the officers arrived, Masters released his pit bull to attack the officers as Masters fled into the woods. The officers searched Masters’s home and found several chemical components consistent with the manufacture of methamphetamine. Officers also found methamphetamine on a table in the bedroom next to Masters’s Tennessee ID. Masters was apprehended a week later by law enforcement officials.

In addition to the prison sentence, United States District Judge Jon P. McCalla ordered Masters to serve three years of supervised release. There is no parole in the federal prison system.

This case was investigated by the Tipton County Sheriff’s Office and the 25th District Attorney General’s Office. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Samuel R. Stringfellow represented the government.

Updated March 19, 2015