Chattanooga Man Found With Cocaine, Gun Gets 2 Years In Federal Prison

Friday, January 12, 2018

A Chattanooga man found with cocaine and a gun at his residence during a police search has been sentenced to serve two years in federal prison.

Demetrius Smith appeared on Friday before Judge Travis McDonough.

In a search on Aug. 5, 2016, Chattanooga Police found in Smith's bedroom 14.6 grams of cocaine on a dresser with plastic baggies, a .22 caliber revolver under a pillow, a loaded .9 mm pistol in a nightstand by his bed, a loaded .25 caliber pistol in a bottom drawer of the nightstand, and $7,937 in cash.  


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