FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
TUESDAY - April 14, 2009
ANOTHER DEFENDANT SENTENCED IN OPERATION JUICED OUT
WILMINGTON - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court today Senior United States District Judge James C. Fox, sentenced RAMON SINGLETON, 29, of Newton Grove, North Carolina, to 120 months’ imprisonment followed by five years supervised release.
A Federal Grand Jury returned a Criminal Indictment on August 13, 2008. On October 7, 2008, SINGLETON pled guilty to conspiring to distribute and possession with intent to distribute more than five grams of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine. This case is part of the investigation entitled Juiced Out targeting the methamphetamine trafficking problem in Sampson County in which Craig Hobbs is considered the lynch pin. On January 20, 2006, law enforcement discovered an operating meth lab at Singleton’s residence. The investigation revealed that SINGLETON usually made about five grams of meth at a time and that he had been cooking for about a year. It was learned that SINGLETON exchanged meth for anhydrous ammonia, an ingredient used in the manufacturing of meth, with Hobbs.
Mr. Holding commented: “Methamphetamine, whether produced domestically or, as is now more common, continued to pose a serious risk to our citizens. As such, my office will continue to pursue these cases wherever they are found.”
Investigation of the case was conducted by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and Sampson County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer E. Wells served as prosecutor for the government
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