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WEDNESDAY - October 7, 2009

DRUG DEALER PLEADS GUILTY TO DRUG AND WEAPONS CHARGES

GREENVILLE - A Fayetteville drug dealer pled guilty yesterday in federal court announced United States Attorney George E.B. Holding. QUINCY ALOYSIUS DRAIN, 31, pled guilty before United States Magistrate Judge David W. Daniel to two counts of possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (crack), in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 841(a) and one count of possession of firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 924(c).

A Federal Grand Jury returned a Criminal Indictment on August 6, 2009.

Between September 9, 2008, and September 17, 2008, the Fayetteville Police Department conducted two controlled purchases of crack cocaine totaling approximately one gram from Drain. On September 19, 2008, a search warrant was executed at the residence of Drain. A search of Drain’s bedroom revealed 3.2 grams of crack cocaine on a set of digital scales along with a razor blade, $649.00, a loaded .380 caliber Bersa semiautomatic pistol, and torn baggies.

The maximum penalty for the drug charges is up to 20 years imprisonment followed by up to three years supervised release and a fine of up to $1,000,000. For the weapons charge, the maximum penalty is up to a life-term of imprisonment followed by up to five years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000.

This case was part of the Project Safe Neighborhoods(PSN) which encourages federal, state, and local agencies to cooperate in a unified “team effort” against gun crime, targeting repeat offenders who continually plague their communities.

Investigation of this case was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Fayetteville Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Felice MConnell Corpening represented the government.

News releases are available on the U. S. Attorney’s web page at www.usdoj.gov/usao/nce within 48 hours of release.

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