Drug Dealers Get Sentencing Breaks After Cooperation

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Two drug dealers got substantial sentencing breaks in Federal Court on Monday after prosecutors cited their extensive cooperation with law enforcement.

Timothy Wade Sawyer, who dealt over 280 grams of crack cocaine in Chattanooga, was facing up to 135 months in federal prison.

He wound up getting a sentence of 57 months from Judge Sandy Mattice.

Sawyer and Jeff Spencer were recommended for sentence cuts by prosecutor Meredith Edwards.

Spencer started out at up to 27 months and was sentenced to 10 months. He has already served three months.

Agents were led to Sawyer when the DEA began an investigation of drug sales in December 2012, and a confidential informant made a purchase from Carol Chalk, who in turn bought from Sawyer in a deal on St. Marks Avenue.

Spencer was part of a group arrested with Sawyer.

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