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robeson county man convicted in drug conspiracy

August 9, 2012

RALEIGH - United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that yesterday a federal jury found KENDALL LADELL BLUE, 33, of Red Springs, North Carolina, guilty of conspiring to possess with intent to distribute and distribute 28 grams or more of crack cocaine and several counts of distributing crack cocaine.

The evidence presented in Court established that from approximately March 16, 2010, to April 15, 2010, BLUE was operating a garage off of Huggins Road in Red Springs, North Carolina. During that time frame, BLUE bought cocaine from a Hispanic source of supply and then sold the substance as crack cocaine to other customers for re-distribution. According to the evidence presented at the trial, BLUE was armed with a firearm during each drug transaction.

Sentencing for BLUE will take place in approximately 90 days. He faces a maximum of 140 years’ imprisonment.

Investigation of this case was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives as well as the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant United States Attorney Rudy E. Renfer represented the government.



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