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rocky mount man sentenced federal drug charge

May 23, 2012

RALEIGH - United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that in federal court yesterday United States District Judge Terrence W. Boyle sentenced WILLIS LAMONT EDWARDS, 28, to 132 months imprisonment.

     A Federal Grand Jury returned a Criminal Indictment on May 4, 2011.  On November 3, 2011, EDWARDS pled guilty to conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base (crack) and five kilograms or more of cocaine.  

Through the investigation it was learned that from 2003 to 2010, EDWARDS was an upper-level cocaine distributor.  He was responsible for the distribution of 141.7 grams of powder cocaine and 6,150.6 grams of crack cocaine in and around North Carolina. 

Investigation of this case was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Rocky Mount Police Department.  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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