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wilson, north carolina, drug dealer received federal sentence

May 1, 2012

RALEIGH - United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that in federal court yesterday Chief United State District Judge James C. Dever III, sentenced LARRY RAY WARD, 53, to 240 months imprisonment followed by five years supervised release.

On September 28, 2011, a Federal Grand Jury returned a Criminal Indictment. On January 9, 2012, WARD pled guilty to the charges of conspiring to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute crack cocaine and cocaine and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

According to the investigation, WARD is a narcotics distributer who has been selling crack cocaine and cocaine in Wilson County, North Carolina, since 2004. On February 17, 2011, WARD sold cocaine during a controlled purchase. Following that sale, a search warrant was executed on WARD’S residence where deputies recovered crack cocaine, cocaine, and a firearm.

The investigation was conducted by the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, and the Drug Enforcement Administration. Special Assistant United States Attorney Nathan Huff represented the United States in the case. Mr. Huff is an Assistant District Attorney in the Seventh Prosecutorial District, comprised of Nash, Wilson, and Edgecombe Counties. District Attorney Robert A. Evans has assigned him to the United States Attorney’s Office to prosecute federally the District’s most serious drug and organized crime cases. This has been made possible by a grant funded by the Governor’s Crime Commission.











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