FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
TUESDAY - February 12, 2008
WILMINGTON MAN RECEIVES 262 MONTHS IN PRISON
RALEIGH - United States Attorney George E. B. Holding announced that in federal court United States District Judge Terrence W. Boyle sentenced SHANNON ANDRE PETERS, 31, of Wilmington, North Carolina, to 262 months imprisonment for distribution of more than five grams of crack cocaine.
On January 4, 2007, working together, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and the Wilmington Police Department coordinated a controlled purchase from PETERS of 10 grams of crack cocaine at a Sonic in Wilmington, North Carolina.
PETERS has prior convictions that include robbery with a dangerous weapon and possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine.
“As demonstrated by this case, with all levels of agencies working hand-in-hand, we can eradicate drug dealers from our communities,” stated George Holding, United States Attorney.
Investigation of the case was conducted by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and the Wilmington Police Department. The United States was represented by Timothy Severo. Special Assistant United States Attorney Severo is a prosecutor with the New Hanover district Attorney’s Office. District Attorney Ben David has assigned him to the United States Attorney’s Office to prosecute federal Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) criminal matters. This has been made possible by a grant funded by the Governor’s Crime Commission and the New Hanover County Commissioners.
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