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TUESDAY - April 21, 2009


RALEIGH - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court today United States District Judge Terrence W. Boyle, sentenced DAVID TERRELL PHILLIPS, 35, of Greenville, North Carolina, to 120 months’ imprisonment followed by five years supervised release.

A Federal Grand Jury returned a Criminal Indictment on October 28, 2008. On January 29, 2009, PHILLIPS pled guilty to conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute and distribution of more than 50 grams of cocaine base (crack) a quantity of cocaine and quantities of heroin and marijuana.

In 2006, law enforcement initiated an investigation of PHILLIPS, which revealed that between 2001 and 2008, PHILLIPS sold heroin, marijuana and cocaine (crack and powder) in the Greenville area. After several controlled buys in early 2008, it is estimated that PHILLIPS sold 50.1 grams of heroin, 349.65 grams of crack cocaine, 7.6 grams of cocaine powder, and 99.25 grams of marijuana.

Mr. Holding stated, “Because of our alliance with the Pitt County District Attorney’s Office through the grant funded by the Governor’s Crime Commission, we continue to be successful in the prosecution of drug dealers in the Pitt County area. We will continue to foster the team spirit with local and state law enforcement in the area to further our success.”

Investigation of the case was conducted by the Greenville Drug Task Force. Special Assistant United States Attorney Glenn Perry was the assigned Prosecutor.Mr. Perry is a prosecutor with the Pitt County District Attorney’s Office.District Attorney Clark Everett has assigned him to the United States Attorney’s Office to prosecute federal Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force criminal matters.This has been made possible by a grant funded by the Governor’s Crime Commission.

News releases are available on the U. S. Attorney’s web page at within 48 hours of release.

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