FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
TUESDAY - March 18, 2008
GOLDSBORO MAN SENTENCED IN DRUG/FIREARM CASE
RALEIGH - United States Attorney George E. B. Holding announced that in federal court yesterday United States District Judge Terrence W. Boyle sentenced ORBRIEN DEVON KORNEGAY, 25, of Goldsboro, North Carolina, to 180 months’ imprisonment, 5 years supervised release and had restitution of $4,125.00 imposed.
On November 13, 2007, KORNEGAY pled guilty to the charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than five grams of cocaine base (crack) and a quantity of cocaine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 846 and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922.
From June, 2006, to August, 2006, several controlled buys of crack were arranged by the Greene County Sheriff’s Office. On July 27, 2006, a controlled purchase of a Masterpiece Arms, model mini defender, 9mm pistol, was purchased from KORNEGAY.
KORNEGAY has numerous drug convictions and a conviction for an assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.
Investigation of the case was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department; the Greene County Sheriff’s Office; and the Goldsboro Police Department. The United States was represented by Special Assistant United States Attorney Imelda Pate. Ms. Pate is a prosecutor with the District Attorney’s Office for the Eighth District. District Attorney C. Branson Vickory, III, has assigned her to the United States Attorney’s Office to prosecute federal Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) criminal matters. This assignment has been made possible by a grant funded by the Governor’s Crime Commission and the County Commissioners from Greene, Wayne and Lenoir Counties.
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