FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
THURSDAY - JULY 10, 2008
KNIGHTDALE WOMAN PLEADS GUILTY TO DRUG CHARGES
GREENVILLE - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that on July 8, 2008, in federal court SAUNDRA DEAN EVANS, 37, of Knightdale, North Carolina, entered her plea of guilty before United States Magistrate Judge David W. Daniel to possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base (crack) in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 846, which carries a penalty of not less than 10 years to life, a $4 million fine, and 5 years supervised release following her term of confinement.
A single count Criminal Information was filed by the United States Attorney’s Office on May 28, 2008.On October 2, 2007, officers from the Knightdale Police Department and Wake County Sheriff’s Office received information that there was possible drug activity by a co-defendant at a residence in Knightdale. A search warrant was obtained and executed and 135 grams of crack, $76,741 in United States currency, 2 stolen handguns, digital scales, and packaging materials were found at the residence.
“Local law enforcement work tenaciously every day to root out drug dealers. This is an excellent example of this hard work, and because of this work, illicit drugs and criminals are taken off our streets, making it safer for citizens to live,” stated Mr. Holding.
Investigation of the case was conducted by the Wake County Sheriff’s Office and the Knightdale Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Ethan Ontjes served as prosecutor for the government.
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