Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Drug Dealer Given 13-Year Prison Sentence
A woman who was arrested in a drug raid in Cookeville in 2008 has been given a thirteen year prison sentence and will not be eligible for parole for at least four years. That was the decision made by a judge in the case of 56-year-old Georgia Ann Tate. She was one of more than a dozen people arrested in November of 2008 after authorities conducted an undercover investigation they called "Operation Rock Crusher." Authorities say it focused on an area of town near the intersection of Chestnut Avenue and 3rd Street where they had received numerous complaints about drug activity. Authorities sometimes call the place "Crack Alley." Authorities say all of the others arrested in the case have also been sentenced -- most of them to jail time, although two were given the chance to attend drug treatment programs.