Henderson Man Sentenced For Drug And Weapon Charges
RALEIGH - United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced today that Senior United States District Judge W. Earl Britt sentenced SHYZER MONQUEZ ORMOND, 22, of Henderson, North Carolina to 70 months imprisonment, followed by 5 years of supervised release for knowingly and intentionally possessing with the intent to distribute a quantity of marijuana, a Schedule I controlled substance, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 841(a)(1), and knowingly and intentionally possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 924(c)(1)(A).
On December 3, 2012, ORMOND pled guilty to the charges listed above. According to the investigation, on April 13, 2012, ORMOND was in a car that was stopped by a Henderson Police Officer because a 911 caller had described a man with a gun pointed out of the car window. There were four men inside the car and the responding officer had each man exit the vehicle one at a time. ORMOND ran from the scene, but the officer caught him. During the struggle an officer noticed ORMOND had a gun. A further search of ORMOND discovered 12 prepackaged individual bags of marijuana in his pants pocket.
This case was part of the Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) initiative which encourages federal, state, and local agencies to cooperate in a unified “team effort” against gun crime, targeting repeat offenders who continually plague their communities.
Investigation of this case was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Henderson Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney, S. Katherine Burnette prosecuted the case.