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THURSDAY - July 21, 2011

PITT COUNTY DRUG TRAFFICKER SENTENCED TO FEDERAL PRISON

ELIZABETH CITY - United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that in federal court yesterday United State District Judge Terrence W. Boyle sentenced STYE LAMAR COLEMAN, 31, of Greenville, North Carolina to 240 months’ imprisonment followed by five years’ supervised release.

A Federal Grand Jury returned a Criminal Indictment on June 9, 2010.On September 9, 2010, COLEMAN pled guilty to conspiring to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base (crack) and a quantity of cocaine and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

According to the investigation, afterlaw enforcement received information regarding drug trafficking activity in the Pitt County area, controlled purchases were conducted. It was determined that from 2008 to 2010, COLEMAN sold approximately 1,086.86 grams of cocaine base, 226.8 grams of cocaine, and 2 grams of marijuana. It was also discovered that during his drug trafficking activities, COLEMAN was in possession of firearms.

Investigation of this case was conducted by the Greenville Drug Task Force, which included the Greenville Police Department and the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office. 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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