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FRIDAY - December 10, 2010

KINSTON DRUG DEALER RECEIVES FEDERAL SENTENCE

WILMINGTON - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court on December 8, 2010, Senior United States Judge James C. Fox sentenced COREY HYMAN, 38, of Kinston, North Carolina, to 110 months’ imprisonment followed by five years’ supervised release.

A Federal Grand Jury returned a Criminal Indictment on May 13, 2009. On October 5, 2009, HYMAN pled guilty to conspiring to distribute and possessing with the intent to distribute more than 50 grams of cocaine base (crack).

After law enforcement received information regarding the illicit drug sales made by HYMAN, four controlled purchases were arranged in which HYMAN sold 212 grams of crack cocaine and 28.35 grams of powder cocaine. On February 10, 2009, HYMAN was arrested on charges relating to the four sales.

Investigation of this case was conducted by the Greenville Drug Task Force, including the Greenville Police Department, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office, the Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office, the Kinston Police Department and the Farmville Police Department. 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 www.usdoj.gov/usao/nce within 48 hours of release.

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