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wilmington man sentenced for drug trafficking

February 7, 2013

RALEIGH - United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that in federal court today OLDEN TERRY, 39, was sentenced by United State’s District Judge Terrence W. Boyle to 295 months imprisonment followed by five years supervised release.

On September 17, 2012, TERRY pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute 28 grams or more of cocaine base, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 841(a) and possessing of a firearm during a drug trafficking offense, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 924(c).

During the month of November, 2011, officers with the Wilmington Police Department conducted two controlled purchases of crack cocaine and powder cocaine from TERRY. After the second controlled purchase, TERRY was immediately arrested and two search warrants were executed--one at the residence where TERRY lived, and the other, a stash house for the drugs. During the execution of the search warrants, law enforcement found a firearm and a small amount of marijuana in the residence. In the stash house, officers found a 157 grams of crack cocaine, along with 45.2 grams of powder cocaine, 370.8 grams of marijuana, and 4 hyrdrocodone pills.

Investigation of this case was conducted by the Wilmington Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. Special Assistant United States Attorney Charity Wilson is serving as prosecutor for the government. Ms. Wilson is a prosecutor with the New Hanover County District Attorney's Office. District Attorney Ben David has assigned her to the United States Attorney's Office to prosecute federal Project Safe Neighborhood cases and other violent crime cases.



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