The organizer of a Murfreesboro drug robbery scheme pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Nashville to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five or more kilograms of cocaine.
Xavier “X” Farmer, 24, conspired with three others to rob a home in Murfreesboro of cocaine in December 2012. The other defendants in the case have already pleaded guilty and are awaiting sentencing. A fifth man involved in the scheme turned out to an undercover drug agent.
After expressing apprehension about the plan, Farmer and his three friends decided to let their fifth associate — the undercover operative — rob the home and then they would rob the agent.
The undercover agent was with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. After he made audio recordings of his dealings with the other four men, ATF agents arrested them at a self-storage unit during final preparations for the robbery. Three loaded firearms were found during the arrest.
According to the lawyer for the government, Farmer also sold cocaine and crack cocaine to the undercover agent multiple times.
Farmer is the father of four children ranging from three months old to four years old.
His sentencing is scheduled for August 9.
Amanda Gambill is with Siegenthaler News Service – MTSU. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.