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WEDNESDAY - October 26, 2011

DRUG MANUFACTURING CONSPIRATORS SENTENCED

WILMINGTON - United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that on October 20, 2011, in federal court five defendants were sentenced in a conspiracy to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine in Wilson and Sampson Counties. ANTHONY TAYLOR, of Fort Mill, South Carolina, was sentenced to 86 months’ imprisonment followed by five years’ supervised release; JACOB HINNANT, of Wilson, North Carolina, received 90 months’ imprisonment followed by five years’ supervised release; and JEREMY NORDAN, also of Wilson, North Carolina, received 144 months’ imprisonment followed by five years’ supervised release. Each of these three defendants was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $4,468.50 jointly and severally. APRIL LINDSEY, of Stantonsburg, North Carolina, received 121 months’ imprisonment followed by five years’ supervised release. She was also ordered to pay $4,468.50 in restitution. BRANDY ARRIETA, of Dunn, North Carolina, received 180 months’ imprisonment followed by five years’ supervised release. Restitution in the amount of $8,870.50 was also imposed. The two-day hearing was presided over by Senior United State District Judge James C. Fox.

A Federal Grand Jury returned a Criminal Indictment on April 16, 2010. On September 8, 2010, TAYLOR, NORDAN, LINDSEY, and ARRIETA pled guilty to conspiring to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine. On December 6, 2010, HINNANT also pled guilty to the charge.

According to the investigation, Dustin Boykin, the sixth co-defendant, was the primary “cook” and organizer of the conspiracy. NORDAN, 25, and TAYLOR, 20, assisted Boykin in the production of the methamphetamine. NORDAN and ARRIETA, 33, each provided a residence to Boykin for the production. LINDSEY, 23, HINNANT, 25,and TAYLOR purchased pseudoephedrine, which is required in the manufacturing of methamphetamine, for Boykin. All the conspirators were compensated in methamphetamine by Boykin.

On December 14, 2010, Boykin was sentenced to 196 months’ imprisonment followed by five years’ supervised release. BOYKIN was also ordered to pay $4,468.50 in restitution.

Investigation of this case was conducted by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer E. Wells served as prosecutor for the government.

 

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