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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Eastern District of Tennessee

For Immediate Release

Thursday, July 16, 2015
William C. Killian
, United States Attorney
Contact: Sharry Dedman-Beard

Antwaun Hendricks A/K/A “Kitchen” Sentenced to 108 Months for Distribution of Crack Cocaine

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – On July 20, 2015, Antwaun Hendricks, a.k.a. “Kitchen”, 42, of Kingsport, Tenn., was sentenced by the Honorable J. Ronnie Greer, U.S. District Judge, to serve 108 months in prison for distributing a quantity of crack cocaine. Upon his release from prison, he will be subject to supervision by the U.S. Probation Office for three years. There is no parole in the federal system.

Hendricks pleaded guilty in July 2014 to distributing a quantity of crack cocaine. His arrest and prosecution came as a result of an undercover investigation by the Kingsport Police Department’s Vice Unit and Second Judicial District Drug Task Force, concluding in the arrest and prosecution of numerous persons for the distribution of narcotics and firearms. Notably, Hendricks, who has a number of prior felony drug convictions at the state level, told Judge Greer that had he faced such a significant sentence early in his life, he would have never gotten into trouble again.

Law enforcement agencies participating in the joint investigation included the Kingsport Police Department, Second Judicial District Drug Task Force, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. The office of District Attorney General Barry Staubus was also instrumental in coordinating this joint federal and state investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney J. Gregory Bowman represented the United States.

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