FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
TUESDAY - October 4, 2011
FUQUAY-VARINA MAN SENTENCED FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING
RALEIGH - United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that in federal court yesterday, JERJUAN ORIEN BROOKS, 23, of Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute, and possess with the intent to distribute, crack cocaine and powder cocaine, in violation of Title 21 United States Code, Sections 841 and 861.
The investigation revealed that Brooks possessed and distributed, from 2008 to February 2010, large amounts of crack cocaine and cocaine in the southern Wake County area of North Carolina.
Senior United States District Judge Earl Britt sentenced Brooks to 120 months active imprisonment, to be followed by 5 years of supervised release. Federal parole has been abolished. The investigation of this case was conducted by the Fuquay-Varina Police Department, the Wake County Sheriff’s Office, and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
The investigation into drug trafficking in the Fuquay-Varina area, entitled “Operation Freight Train,” is ongoing, and additional arrests are anticipated in the near future.
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