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harnett county man sentenced to 114 months imprisonment for drug trafficking

February 13, 2013

RALEIGH - United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that in federal court on Monday, February 4, 2013, TERRY ALSTON, 46, of Harnett County, North Carolina, was sentenced by Senior United States District Judge W. Earl Britt to 114 months imprisonment for his role in a drug trafficking conspiracy. Specifically, ALSTON was sentenced for conspiring to distribute, and possessing with the intent to distribute, 280 grams or more of crack cocaine and 5 kilograms of powder cocaine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 846.

The investigation revealed that from at least January 1999 to April 2009, ALSTON agreed with other known individuals to possess and distribute large amounts of controlled substances in Harnett County and the southern Wake County area of North Carolina.

The investigation of this case was conducted by the Fuquay-Varina Police Department, the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office, the Holly Springs Police Department, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

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



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