FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
THURSDAY - January 7, 2010
SHARPSBURG MAN SENTENCED IN DRUG TRAFFICKING CONSPIRACY
RALEIGH - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court today United States District Judge Terrence W. Boyle sentenced GERROD ALLEN BROWN, 27, of Sharpsburg, North Carolina, to 210 months’ imprisonment followed by five years of supervised released. BROWN, and co-defendant, Clayton Demetrias Dickens, were involved in a drug-trafficking conspiracy in Beaufort County, North Carolina, and the surrounding area.
A Federal Grand Jury returned a Criminal Indictment on May 15, 2009. BROWN pled guilty to conspiring to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute more than 50 grams of cocaine base (crack) and more than 500 grams of cocaine on September 14, 2009. On August 14, 2007, and September 20, 2007, two controlled purchases of crack cocaine were executed by law enforcement. Following the controlled purchase on September 20, 2007, a traffic stop was performed of the vehicle which carried BROWN and Dickens, plus two others involved in the illegal drug purchase. During a search officers found $2,806 on BROWN.
Dickens was sentenced to 120 months in prison on December 18, 2009.
Shemika Danielle Windley, who was part of the conspiracy by arranging for various conspirators to obtain crack cocaine and who was also involved in the September 20, 2007, drug purchase, was sentenced on October 21, 2009, to 72 months’ imprisonment for conspiring to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute more than 50 grams of cocaine base (crack) and more than 500 grams of cocaine.
Kevin Shamelle White, 32, of Princeville, North Carolina, and the fourth defendant involved in the conspiracy, was also sentenced on October 21, 2009, to 180 months’ imprisonment followed by five years supervised release for conspiring to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute more than 50 grams of cocaine base (crack) and more than 500 grams of cocaine and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
Investigation of this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the North Carolina Division of Adult Probation and Parole, the Nash County Sheriff’s Office, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office, the Martin County Sheriff’s Office, the Washington Police Department, the Rocky Mount Police Department, and the Williamston 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.
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