Drug Ring Convicted

A four-week trial federal drug trafficking trial has ended with a trio of convictions.

Travis Gentry of Prospect, Tennessee, his half-brother, Pulaski resident Frank Randolph, and cousin Patrick Smith of Alabama were all found guilty of working a crack cocaine and marijuana ring. According to the US Attorney’s office, Smith obtained the drugs, Gentry sold it in rural areas of Southern Tennessee and Northern Alabama, while Randolph assembled a stockpile of weapons and helped hide the money.

Sentencing is scheduled for February. Because of prior convictions, Gentry faces at least 25 years in prison and Smith will receive a mandatory life sentence.

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