FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
WEDNESDAY - September 17, 2008
NEW BERN MAN SENTENCED TO 365 MONTHS FOR
PARTICIPATION IN DRUG CONSPIRACY
NEW BERN - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court on September 12, 2008, KEVIN MYELL SLADE, 28, of New Bern, North Carolina, was sentenced before Chief United States District Judge Louise W. Flanagan to 365 months’ imprisonment for the charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than fifty (50) grams of cocaine base (crack), and more than five (5) kilograms of cocaine powder. When he entered his guilty plea on June 2, 2008, SLADE admitted to participating in the drug conspiracy since at least October 2003.
SLADE currently has pending state charges consisting of felon in possession of a firearm and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill or inflict serious injury arising from a shooting incident that occurred on August 19, 2005.
This case is part of an ongoing investigation being conducted by the New Bern Police Department targeting multiple mid-level drug traffickers located in and around the New Bern, North Carolina area.
In response to this case, Mr. Holding stated, “The dedication of our state and local law enforcement continues as they seek to identify and apprehend drug traffickers in our communities. Without their assistance, federal prosecution would not be possible. Our gratitude for their hard work and tireless efforts many times go unnoticed. This is an excellent opportunity to showcase their fine work and thank them for it.”
The New Bern Police Department was the participating agency and Assistant United States Attorney Joshua Royster served as the prosecutor for the government.
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