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MONDAY - July 6, 2009

AYDEN RESIDENT RECEIVES OVER 11 YEARS IN PRISON

FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING

NEW BERN - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court today Chief United States District Judge Louise W. Flanagan, sentenced MICHAEL DEVONE ALLSBROOK, a/k/a/ Black, a/k/a/ Killa Black, 27, of Ayden, North Carolina, to 134 months’ imprisonment followed by five years supervised release.

A Federal Grand Jury returned a Criminal Indictment on July 17, 2008. On February 2, 2009, ALLSBROOK pled guilty to conspiring to possess with intent to distribute more than five grams of cocaine base (crack) and less than 50 kilograms of marijuana and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

An investigation was begun in 2007, when law enforcement received information regarding ALLBROOK’s drug distribution activities. In March, 2007, a controlled buy was performed and a search warrant was executed at ALLSBROOK’s residence. Three trash bags containing over 1,193 grams of marijuana, 200 individual bags with over 198 grams of marijuana, $1,510, a box of ammunition, and drug paraphernalia was found during the search.

On several more consecutive occasions, ALLBROOK was found in possession of marijuana and powder cocaine in varying amounts. These incidents included July 10, 2007, after law enforcement received information that ALLSBROOK was in possession of marijuana, and after locating and speaking with him, officers found two plastic bags containing a loaded, stolen firearm and over 73 grams of marijuana under a bush near where ALLSBROOK had been standing. On January 29, 2008, after a traffic stop was initiated, a search of ALLSBROOK revealed three individually wrapped bags containing 1.12 grams of powder cocaine and $359. On March 20, 2008, and April 2, 2008, two controlled purchases were performed in which marijuana was purchased from ALLSBROOK. Finally, on April 11, 2008, a controlled purchase was arranged in which crack cocaine and marijuana were bought from ALLSBROOK. When the officers moved in to arrest ALLSBROOK, he attempted to flee in his vehicle, jumping the parking lot curb and landing in a ditch. ALLSBROOK was apprehended as he tried to flee on foot.

Investigation of the case was conducted by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, the North Carolina National Guard Drug Task Force, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office, the Greenville Drug Task Force, and the Ayden Police Department. Special Assistant United States Attorney William 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.

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