Arkansas man sentenced in federal court for distributing crack cocaine in Tri-Cities

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GREENEVILLE, TN (WJHL) – An Arkansas man was sentenced Monday in Greeneville federal court after he admitted to being responsible for distributing crack cocaine in the Tri-Cities.

According to a federal court news release, Marco Bobo, 39, of Forrest City, Ark., was sentenced to serve 292 months in prison by Judge J. Ronnie Greer.

When Bobo is released from prison, he will be supervised by the U.S. Probation Office for five years.

According to the release, Bobo pleaded guilty in August 2016 to conspiracy to distribute 280 grams or more of crack cocaine.

Bobo was reportedly the leader of a drug trafficking organization which got powder cocaine in Forrest City, Arkansas, took it to Kingsport, Tenn., cooked it into crack cocaine and distributed it in the Tri-Cities.

He admitted to distributing between 2.8 and 8.4 kilograms — or 6 to 18.5 pounds — of crack cocaine, as well as receiving firearms in exchange for crack cocaine.

According to the release, Bobo faced a minimum mandatory sentence of at least 20 years in prison.

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