A former Morristown drug mule and dealer who delivered pounds of crack cocaine when crack was king is facing a third return to federal prison for allegedly using today’s drug of choice – crystal meth, according to court documents.
Tim Campbell, 62, admitted he had ingested a quarter-gram of methamphetamine on June 10, 10 days after he was released from federal prison after flattening and eight-month revocation sentence related to a 2018 DUI conviction in Jefferson County, according to an arrest petition obtained by Robert Welch II, Campbell’s probation officer.
On July 2, Campbell again admitted meth use, and he subsequently failed to show for three court-ordered drug screens, and he changed addresses without notifying his probation officer.
U.S. Magistrate Cynthia Richardson Wyrick on Thursday ordered Campbell to remain in federal custody until his revocation hearing on Dec. 2, or his case is resolved in an out-of-court settlement, which happens frequently. Campbell faces between 21 and 52 months behind bars.
He was sentenced to 130 months in 2009 after he admitted distributing slightly more than 3 kilograms – 6.6 pounds – of crack cocaine while working for Nathaniel “Nat” Allen, a 42-year-old Morristown man convicted of first-degree murder in the contract killing of an informant.
Campbell worked for Allen on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and distributed about 2 ounces of crack per work day over a six-month period beginning in February 2004. Campbell also had customers of his own, and sold about 2.5 ounces per week for more than two years, according to his plea agreement.
The informant that Allen was convicted of killing is Donald Jesse Wilder II. Allen is incarcerated at the Northwest Correctional Complex. He first becomes eligible for parole in 2060, when he is 83 years old, according to the Tennessee Department of Correction.
The homicide occurred in 2003, the same year the informant’s father, Donald “Hot Shot” Wilder, was murdered in an unrelated drug-related killing.
The Wilders’ progeny and namesake, Donald Jesse Wilder III, 22, indicated on Sept. 30 he will plead guilty to being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.