FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
FRIDAY - October 24, 2008
WILSON MAN SENTENCED FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING AND FIREARMS CHARGE
RALEIGH - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court here today QUINTON DEANGELO REDDICK, 40, of Wilson, North Carolina, was deemed a career criminal and United States District Judge James C. Dever, III, sentenced REDDICK to 168 months’ imprisonment followed by five years supervised release.
A Federal Grand Jury returned a Criminal Indictment on January 9, 2008. On July 7, 2008, REDDICK pled guilty to use or carry of a firearm during or in relation to a drug trafficking crime and felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. On April 4, 2007, officers with the Wilson Police Department executed a search warrant at REDDICK’s residence. Found in the house was crack cocaine, a Winchester 12-gauge shotgun, ammunition, digital scales and cash. REDDICK was arrested on state charges at that time. While on bond for those charges, a second search warrant was executed at REDDICK’s residence where a significant amount of ammunition was found.
REDDICK’s prior convictions include a felony possession of cocaine and two felony convictions of possession with intent to sell or delivery marijuana.
Mr. Holding stated, “As we continue to prosecute defendants such as this one under federal statutes, it should become apparent to those that commit these offenses that we mean business and my office will continue to pursue armed felons. We are committed to getting these repeat offenders off the street and put away for as long as possible.”
This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, America’s Network Against Gun Violence that teams state and federal law enforcement for more effective prosecutions. Investigation of the case was conducted by the Wilson Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Jane Jackson served as prosecutor for the government.
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