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roanoke rapids man receives federal prison term for drug trafficking

April 10, 2012

GREENVILLE - United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that in federal court yesterday Senior United State District Judge Malcolm J. Howard sentenced DAMIEN EDWARD MITCHELL, 28, to 120 months imprisonment followed by five years supervised release. The Court also imposed restitution in the amount of $1,550.

A Federal Grand Jury returned a Criminal Indictment on January 13, 2011. On May 6, 2011, MITCHELL pled guilty to distributing 28 grams or more of cocaine base (crack).

According to the investigation, on September 20, 2010, law enforcement received information that MITCHELL was selling crack cocaine from his residence in Roanoke Rapid, North Carolina. Subsequently, two controlled purchases were arranged on September 21, 2010, and September 28, 2010, in which 12.9 grams and 32.6 grams, respectively, of crack cocaine were purchased from MITCHELL.

Further investigation revealed that MITCHELL had been selling illegal drugs since 2005. It is estimated that MITCHELL is responsible for selling 339.6 grams of crack cocaine and 141.75 grams of cocaine since 2005.

Investigation of this case was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Halifax 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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