Another Black Male sentenced for drug trafficking in East Tennessee

November 16, 2011 US Dept. of Justice reports:

Lynce "Trey Ball" Foster, 34, of Mt. Juliet, Tenn., was sentenced to serve 622 months (51.8 years) in prison in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee at Greeneville, by the Honorable J. Ronnie Greer, U.S. District Judge. Foster was convicted at trial in February 2009, of conspiracy to distribute cocaine, multiple counts of distribution of cocaine, using a firearm while distributing cocaine, and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. Federal offender don't get parole.

Evidence at trial showed that Foster was the subject of a drug trafficking investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) and Morristown Police Department. During the conspiracy, Foster ordered the kidnapping and robbery of a male drug trafficker. The kidnapped man was forced to reveal the location of a stash house in Greene County, Tenn.

Members of the organization then proceeded to the stash house where they took $30,000 in cash, over a kilogram of cocaine, and several pounds of marijuana. The kidnapped drug trafficker, after being beaten, was released by one of the co-conspirators, although Foster ordered him killed. The man was found by a trooper with the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) walking along Highway 11-E wearing nothing but a t-shirt.

Evidence was also presented that Lynce "Trey Ball" Foster, a member of the "Gangsta Crip" street gang and a fellow conspirator abandoned a pickup truck in Morristown. The truck was found to contain what the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Laboratory determined to be 225 grams of cocaine. One firearm was found inside the truck and another located nearby. Based on prior aggravated robbery convictions in Davidson and Wilson counties in Tennessee, Foster was determined to be a career offender by Judge Greer.