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Johnson City man convicted on crack cocaine charges

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GREENEVILLE, Tenn.—A man who authorities say conspired with others to distribute crack cocaine in Bristol and Johnson City has been convicted on drug charges in U.S. District Court.

Lamont Darnell Fortune, 36, of Johnson City, was convicted following a trial last week of conspiracy to distribute, and possess with the intent to distribute, 280 grams or more of crack cocaine. He’s scheduled to be sentenced on Aug. 8 in U.S. District Court in Greeneville, Tennessee.

From 2011 to 2015, Fortune made trips from Johnson City to Winston-Salem, North Carolina, to obtain crack cocaine to supply co-conspirators, who then sold those drugs in Johnson City and Bristol, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a news release.

Federal prosecutors said Fortune supplied crack cocaine to an individual working on behalf of law enforcement on two occasions.


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