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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of North Carolina

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 17, 2013

Maxton Man Sentenced For Drug Trafficking

RALEIGH - United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that in federal court today United States District Judge Terrance W. Boyle sentenced ALEX MICHAEL LOCKLEAR, 61, of Maxton, North Carolina, to 300 months imprisonment followed by 5 years supervised release.

On October 4, 2012, LOCKLEAR pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine and 28 grams or more of cocaine base (crack), in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 841(a)(1) and all in violation of Title 21, United States Code Section 846.

The evidence presented at the sentencing hearing revealed that LOCKLEAR was a significant trafficker of cocaine who from at least 2005 until the time of his arrest on August 3, 2012, was responsible for the distribution of over 185 kilograms of cocaine.

Investigation of this case was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, and the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office.

Updated July 14, 2015