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Fuquay-Varina man found guilty of drug trafficking

June 11, 2012

RALEIGH - United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that on Friday, June 8, 2012, a jury found BRANDON LASHON INGRAM, 30, of Wake County, North Carolina, guilty of one count of conspiring to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute 280 grams or more of crack cocaine and a quantity of powder cocaine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 846. He was also found guilty of four counts of unlawful distribution of cocaine and crack cocaine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 841.

The investigation revealed that from at least September, 2009, to December, 2011, INGRAM, also known as “B,” conspired with other known individuals to possess and distribute crack cocaine and cocaine in the southern Wake County area of North Carolina.

Senior United States District Judge W. Earl Britt will sentence INGRAM during the September, 2012, term of court. INGRAM faces up to a term of life imprisonment.

The investigation of this case was conducted by the Fuquay-Varina Police Department, the Cary Police Department, the Wake County Sheriff’s Office, the Durham Police Department, the Holly Springs Police Department, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, the Sanford Police Department, the City-County Bureau of Identification, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

The investigation into drug trafficking in the Fuquay-Varina area, entitled “Operation Freight Train,” is ongoing.











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