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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Tennessee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 18, 2016

Two Men Collectively Sentenced to More Than 20 Years for Possessing Large Quantities of Multiple Controlled Substances, Firearms

Memphis, TN – Two Memphis men have been collectively sentenced to more than 240 months in federal prison for conspiring to distribute large quantities of heroin, cocaine, marijuana and oxycodone. Edward L. Stanton III, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, announced the sentences today.

According to information presented in court, 40-year-old Freeman Monger and 45-year-old Jeffrey Ingram, both of Memphis, possessed with intent to distribute large quantities of heroin, cocaine, marijuana and oxycodone. Ingram also unlawfully possessed multiple handguns and rifles.

In April 2013, Shelby County Sheriff’s Office deputies conducted a traffic stop on Ingram and found a large quantity of cocaine in his vehicle. Deputies later executed a search warrant at Ingram’s residence, as well as storage units he maintained. Eleven handguns and two rifles were recovered from the storage units.

Over two years later, in August 2015, deputies executed a search warrant on a residence owned by Monger. Upon entering the residence, law enforcement located Monger and Ingram in separate parts of the house. A subsequent search of the residence yielded hundreds of grams of heroin, cocaine, marijuana, as well as 50 oxycodone pills. The residence was reportedly used to stash and distribute narcotics.

A search warrant was also conducted on Ingram’s residence in August 2015. Deputies recovered a Beretta 9mm pistol during the search.

In February 2016, both Ingram and Monger pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge John T. Fowlkes Jr. to multiple offenses.

Ingram pleaded guilty to two counts of possessing with the intent to distribute cocaine; individual counts of aiding and abetting a co-conspirator in possession with the intent to distribute multiple grams of heroin, cocaine, marijuana and oxycodone; felony possession of 13 firearms; felony possession of 12 firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; and felony possession of a Beretta 9mm pistol.

Monger pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting a co-conspirator in unlawful possession with the intent to distribute heroin, cocaine, marijuana and oxycodone.

In June 2016, Judge Fowlkes sentenced Monger to 78 months in federal prison.

On Thursday, August 18, Judge Fowlkes sentenced Ingram to 168 months in federal prison.

This case was investigated by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Lorraine Craig prosecuted this case on the government’s behalf.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated August 18, 2016