Chattanooga Man Known as ‘MoneyMaal’ Sentenced to 24 Years for Cocaine, Crack Trafficking

A man from Chattanooga known as ‘MoneyMaal’ has been sentenced to 290 months in jail, which is just over 24 years, for drug trafficking.

Jamaal Parker, also known as ‘MoneyMaal’ was also ordered to forfeit $21,289.04 in drug proceeds to the United States, and, following his imprisonment, will be on supervised release for a period of five years, according to a press release by the Eastern District of Tennessee U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Following a two day trial in June, Parker was convicted of conspiracy to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine and 28 grams or more of cocaine base (otherwise known as “crack”); maintaining and using a drug premise; and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, according to the press release.

Citing court documents and evidence presented at trial and sentencing, the U.S. Attorney’s Office reports that Parker joined others in trafficking kilogram quantities of cocaine from a source of supply in Atlanta, Georgia, and distributed cocaine and cocaine base from a residence on Hoyt Street in Chattanooga.

The investigation of Parker culminated when he was arrested in 2019, in which he led law enforcement on a high-speed pursuit and was ultimately found in possession of 4 kilograms of cocaine and a loaded firearm, according to the press release. The Department of Justice’s Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) program conducted the investigation into Parker, which ultimately led to his conviction and sentencing.

“This investigation and prosecution were the result of a collaborative effort by federal, state, and local law enforcement,” U.S. Attorney Francis M. Hamilton III said in a statement. “The United States Attorney’s Office will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to target dangerous drug traffickers and stop the flow of illegal drugs into our communities.”

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Kaitlin Housler is a reporter at The Tennessee Star and The Star News Network.
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