Defendant Gregory Gilliam, 46, who had four prior drug convictions, was sentenced Friday by Criminal Court Judge Chris Craft.
In September, a jury convicted Gilliam on two counts of unlawful possession of cocaine with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver, and two counts of unlawful possession of marijuana with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver. He also was found guilty of being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun.
Gilliam was arrested March 2, 2016, when officers with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division executed a search warrant at the apartment on Richmond Avenue where he was living with his girlfriend and her two children.
Officers found a digital scale and plastic bags of cocaine and marijuana hidden behind a sofa, underneath a table, beneath a decaying door on the side of the residence, in a potato chip container and in other locations.
Deputies also found several bundles of money wrapped in hundred-dollar increments hidden throughout the apartment.
The case was handled by Asst. Dist. Atty. Chris Scruggs of the DA’s Strategies Prosecution Unit which incorporates and expands the work of the Multi-Agency Gang Unit, the Organized Crime Unit, Project Safe Neighborhood/Gundone, GunStat, the Safe Streets Task Force and the Violent Crime Unit.