Jackson, TN – Nakeia Shakiece Smith, 27, has been sentenced to federal prison for 18 months for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, cocaine base and cocaine. D. Michael Dunavant, U.S. Attorney announced the sentence today.
According to information presented in court, on April 17, 2019, the Fulton County, Kentucky Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop for a window tint violation on the defendant’s vehicle and discovered a large amount of money and five cell phones. Smith admitted that she was delivering narcotics for her boyfriend Jamal Rollins, in Union City, Tennessee.
When law enforcement from Kentucky and Obion County arrived at her residence in Obion County, the defendant was advised of her Miranda rights, and agreed to speak with law enforcement. While searching the residence, deputies found a Sentry safe in Smith’s bedroom which contained cocaine, crack cocaine, methamphetamine, digital scales, seven amphetamine pills, and a Smith & Wesson .45 caliber handgun.
Again, Smith admitted to distributing narcotics for her boyfriend Rollins while he was in jail during the past several weeks. Rollins would tell her where to pick up bottles filled with narcotics; Smith would then deliver the drugs to several individuals in the Union City, Tennessee area.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation forensic laboratory tested the narcotics confiscated from Smith and determined that she possessed 44.19 grams of cocaine, 6.21 grams of crack cocaine, and 1.45 grams of methamphetamine.
U.S. Attorney D. Michael Dunavant said, “The U.S. Attorney’s Office is a full-service federal prosecution office, and we have the ability and intention to charge any violations of federal law, no matter where they occur in the Western District of Tennessee. This case demonstrates our focus on the priority area of interstate narcotics distribution that impacts public safety in our rural communities, and we appreciate the partnerships with our local law enforcement agencies in Obion County.”
On December 11, 2019, the defendant pled guilty to one count of possessing with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, cocaine base, and cocaine.
On June 16, 2020, U.S. Senior District Court Judge J. Daniel Breen sentenced the defendant to 18 months in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system.
This case was investigated by the Obion County, Tennessee Sheriff’s Department and the Fulton County, Kentucky Sheriff’s Office.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Josh Morrow prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.