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WEDNESDAY - June 23, 2010

GREENVILLE DRUG DEALER SENTENCED

RALEIGH - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court today United States District Judge James C. Dever, III, sentenced TORRI ALBERT SINCLAIR, 34, of Greenville, North Carolina, to 72 months’ imprisonment followed by five years’ supervised release.

A Federal Grand Jury returned a Criminal Indictment on June 10, 2009. On January 25, 2010, SINCLAIR pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute and distribution of 50 grams or more of cocaine base (crack), a quantity of cocaine, and a quantity of heroin.

It is alleged that from March 4, 2009, to April 30, 2009, four controlled buys were performed in which SINCLAIR sold a total of approximately 159.3 grams of crack cocaine and 80 bags or 2.64 grams of heroin. On May 12, 2009, a final controlled purchase was arranged, however, before the transaction could occur a traffic stop of the vehicle SINCLAIR occupied was performed and SINCLAIR was arrested. A search of the SINCLAIR’s residence was performed where 0.4 grams of crack cocaine and 8 grams of marijuana were found by officers.

Investigation of this case was conducted by the Greenville Drug Task Force which includes the Greenville Police Department, the Pitt County Sheriff's Office, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, the Lenoir County Sheriff's Office, the Farmville Police Department and the Wayne County Sheriff's Office. Special Assistant United States Attorney W. Glenn Perry represented the government. 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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