Monday, November 1, 2010

Convicted Drug Dealer Gets Thirty Year Sentence

A 30-year prison sentence has been given to a Cookeville man, convicted of possessing drugs for re-sale. Authorities say 34-year-old Gerald Eugene White of North Dixie Avenue already had six felony convictions out of Shelby County, Tennessee, when he was arrested here during an undercover investigation last year. Police claim White had sold crack cocaine to undercover officers in White County, and that he was stopped in Putnam County with the marked bills that had been used to pay for that transaction.  Authorities say he was also in possession of cocaine and other drugs. Because of his status as a "career offender," prosecutors asked for a heftier prison term. White will have to serve at least two-thirds of the 30-year sentence before being eligible for parole.