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Johnson City man sentenced to federal prison on drug, gun charges

Staff report • Feb 13, 2012 at 11:22 AM

A Johnson City man who pleaded guilty to federal drug charges last year was sentenced to prison recently.

Washington County Sheriff Ed Graybeal said investigators searched the home of Bobby Lynn Green Jr., 38, formerly of 173 Circle View Drive, in August 2010 for suspected drug activity.

The initial search yielded eight firearms, 28 marijuana plants varying in maturity from seedling to fully mature plants, processed marijuana and $700, according to a news release from the sheriff.

A locked safe was found in the home. A separate search warrant for the safe was obtained. In the safe investigators found another handgun, 14 ounces of marijuana, 10.5 grams of crack cocaine and 31.4 grams of powdered cocaine.

In May, 2011, Green pleaded guilty in United States Federal Court - Eastern District of Tennessee to manufacture of marijuana and possession of a firearm in the furtherance of a drug crime.

He was sentenced recently to 30 months in federal prison and three years of supervised release, according to Graybeal.

According to the sheriff’s office, investigation of this case is continuing and more charges are possible in the future.

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