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elizabeth city man sentenced for drug trafficking and money laundering

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 6, 2013

WILMINGTON – United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that in federal court today, Senior United States District Judge James C. Fox sentenced DESMOND BERTRAM WHITE , 35, of Elizabeth City, North Carolina to 210 months imprisonment, followed by 5 years of supervised release.

WHITE was named in a Criminal Information filed on April 24, 2013 charging him with Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with the Intent to Distribute 280 Grams or More of Cocaine Base (Crack) as well as Money Laundering.  On April 29, 2013, WHITE pled guilty to those charges. 

According to the investigation, WHITE was part of a drug trafficking conspiracy in the northeast portion of North Carolina.  This drug trafficking organization distributed cocaine and cocaine base (crack) throughout that region.  Additionally, WHITE and others would use the proceeds from the drug trafficking to finance a dog fighting ring that also operated in that area and other areas along the East Coast. WHITE was, conservatively, held accountable for distributing over 6 kilograms of cocaine base (crack).

Investigation of this case was conducted by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Elizabeth City Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorney, Rudy E. Renfer, represented the government.

 

 

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