For Immediate Release
Nashville Man Sentenced to 17 Years in Federal Prison for Drug Distribution and Firearms Violations
Career Criminal has Lengthy History
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – November 9, 2020 – A Nashville man with a lengthy criminal history spanning two decades was sentenced last week to 17 years in federal prison, announced U.S. Attorney Don Cochran for the Middle District of Tennessee.
Timothy Lamont Page, 50, was sentenced Thursday, after he pleaded guilty in July to possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, cocaine and heroin, and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.
In April 2019, officers with the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department – Madison Crime Suppression Unit, executed a search warrant at Page’s apartment, following months of surveillance based on complaints of illegal drug activity. During the search, officers found crack cocaine, cocaine and heroin packaged for sale, along with digital scales and over $4,000 cash. A loaded 9mm Smith & Wesson handgun was also found in Page’s vehicle. A federal grand jury indicted Page and his co-defendant, Isabell Slusher, 23, of Bell Buckle, Tennessee in November 2019.
On January 2, 2020, Page was transferred from the Sumner County Jail to federal custody and was released from custody the following week after a detention hearing. One of the conditions of his pre-trial release was that he have no contact with Slusher. Page left the United States Courthouse after the hearing and immediately contacted Slusher and just three days later, he picked her up from her mother’s house. On February 2, 2020, Slusher overdosed on heroin at the Strike and Spare Family Fun Center in Nashville, and lost consciousness in a bathroom stall. A volunteer firefighter was present and administered NARCAN, which likely saved Slusher’s life. It was later learned that Page had also accompanied Slusher to Vanderbilt Medical Center on two occasions after being released. In addition to likely continuing to supply Slusher with heroin, which almost killed her, Page also threatened Slusher, telling her that people would kill her if she cooperated with law enforcement. Slusher pleaded guilty to drug charges earlier this year and is awaiting sentencing.
Page’s criminal history includes facilitation of murder in 1993; possession with intent to distribute cocaine in 2003; distribution of cocaine in 2007; being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm in 2008; and attempt to possess heroin for resale in 2015.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives and the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Joshua A. Kurtzman is prosecuting the case.
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