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FRIDAY - March 5, 2010

VANCE COUNTY DRUG DEALERS RECEIVE FEDERAL PRISON TIME

WILMINGTON - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court on March 2, 2010, Senior United States District Judge James C. Fox sentenced two men for their roles in the distribution of drugs. JONATHAN JORDAN, 27, of Franklin, North Carolina, received 295 months’ imprisonment followed by five years supervised release. STEPHON BULLOCK, 39, of Henderson, North Carolina, received 221 months’ imprisonment followed by five years of supervised release.

Both defendants were Indicted on April 16, 2009. Each defendant pled guilty to conspiring to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine and more than 50 grams of cocaine base (crack) and more than 100 grams of heroin and a quantity of marijuana, BULLOCK on September 8, 2009 and JORDAN on September 9, 2009. The investigation determined that JORDAN has been selling drugs since at least 2005. On December 30, 2007, Henderson police officers responded to a domestic violence call from a residence on Keene Street. Seven people including JORDAN were inside the residence. Upon entering, the officers observed crack cocaine in plain view in several locations, along with digital scales and baking soda. A search warrant was obtained, resulting in the seizure of approximately a half-kilo of crack. BULLOCK sold to JORDAN the cocaine that was used to make the crack.

The investigation also revealed that BULLOCK has been selling drugs since at least 2005. On March 19, 2009, a controlled purchase was arranged. Three ounces of crack were ordered from BULLOCK. The meeting occurred at a residence on West Rockspring Street, where BULLOCK exchanged two pounds of marijuana for $1,300 cash. It was arranged that the crack transaction would occur a short time later. A little over an hour later 28 grams of crack was received from BULLOCK at a car wash on Dabney Drive. As officers moved in to arrest BULLOCK, he was seen throwing something toward a vacuum at the car wash. A search of the area recovered three grams of crack from the area. A search of BULLOCK’s truck recovered 210 grams of crack, empty kilogram packaging, and empty boxes of baking soda. In addition to the cash BULLOCK had just received, a bundle of cash totaling $1368, which included the money from the earlier marijuana transaction, was found on BULLOCK.

Investigation of this case was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, and the Henderson Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Eric Goulian represented the government.

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