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greenville drug dealer receives enhanced federal sentence

July 26, 2012

RALEIGH - United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that in federal court yesterday Chief United States District Judge James C. Dever III, sentenced JAMES CALVIN EBRON, 47, of Greenville, North Carolina, to 288 months imprisonment followed by 10 years supervised release.  EBRON’s sentence was enhanced due to his status as a career offender based on three prior convictions for selling cocaine and selling cocaine within 300 feet of a school.

A Federal Grand Jury returned a Criminal Indictment on May 4, 2011. On January 25, 2012, EBRON pled guilty to conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin, a quantity of marijuana, and a quantity of 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (ecstasy).

According to evidence presented in court, from July, 2009, to December, 2009, law enforcement conducted eight controlled purchases of heroin, in varying amounts, from EBRON. Several of the controlled purchases occurred at EBRON’s Greenville residence.   Upon further investigation, it was learned that EBRON’s received the illicit drugs from his supplier who traveled to New York every two weeks to purchase heroin and crack cocaine.  From a different supplier, EBRON would purchase one to two pounds of marijuana and 50 ecstasy pills one to two times per month in 2000 and from 2006 to 2009.

Investigation of this case was conducted by the Greenville Drug Task Force and the Pitt 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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