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two drug traffickers sentenced

July 17, 2012

WILMINGTON - United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that in federal court yesterday Senior United States District Judge James C. Fox sentenced two defendants for their roles in a conspiracy to supply heroin to eastern North Carolina.  KELVIN NALLS, 46, of Jersey City, New Jersey, received 102 months imprisonment followed by five years supervised release.  TAKYRA KITCHENS, 27, of Kinston, North Carolina, received 84 months imprisonment followed by five years supervised release. 

     On November 21, 2011, a Federal Grand Jury returned an Indictment charging NALLS and KITCHENS with conspiring to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin.  Additionally, NALLS was charged with possessing with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of herion.  On February 27, 2012, NALLS and KITCHENS pled guilty to all counts of the Indictment.

     According to the evidence presented in court, agents with the Drug Enforement Administration began receiving information in January, 2010, that NALLS was transporting large amounts of heroin from New Jersey into Lenoir and Wayne Counties.  On January 17, 2011, NALLS and KITCHENS were arrested after agents found 118 grams of heroin in a hotel room occupied by NALLS.  On February 8, 2011, agents located another 62 grams of heroin in a mobile home, rented by KITCHENS, that she and NALLS were using as a “stash house” to store heroin.

Investigation of this case was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investgation, the Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office, the Jones County Sheriff’s Office, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office and the Greenville Police Department.  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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