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Davie County Residents Indicted, Arrested

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March 8, 2010

Davie County Residents Indicted, Arrested Narcotics and Firearms Violations Charged

Greensboro – Two individuals charged with conspiring to distribute cocaine base (“crack”) in Davie County were arrested and made initial court appearances, announced U.S. Attorney Anna Mills Wagoner for the Middle District of North Carolina today.

The indictment returned on February 22, 2010 alleges that MALINDA YORK, age 46, of Mocksville, NC, and BOBBY LEE MABE, JR., age 38, of Mocksville, NC, conspired to distribute 5 grams or more of cocaine base (“crack”) in Davie County between June 1, 2009 and July 31, 2009. MABE is also charged in Count Two of the Indictment with being an unlawful user of controlled substances while possessing firearms. YORK is charged in Counts Three and Four with possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

The defendants were arrested and had initial appearances in federal court last week in Greensboro before P. Trevor Sharp, United States Magistrate Judge. A detention hearing and arraignment for MABE is scheduled for March 11, 2010, and his trial is expected to be scheduled for the April 2010 term of court. YORK is expected to be arraigned March 18, 2010 and her trial will be scheduled for the May 2010 term of court.

Each defendant convicted on the drug conspiracy charge could be sentenced to imprisonment for a period of not less than five years nor more than 40 years, a fine of up to $2,000,000, or both, and supervised release of not less than four years. If convicted on Count Two, MABE could be sentenced to imprisonment for a term of not more than 10 years, a fine of up to $250,000, or both, and supervised release of up to three years. If convicted on Count Three or Count Four, YORK could be sentenced to imprisonment for a term of five years, to be served consecutive to any other term of imprisonment, a fine of up to $250,000, or both, and supervised release of up to five years. If convicted on both Counts Three and Four, YORK could be sentenced to imprisonment for a term of 25 years for the second offense, to be served consecutive consecutive to any other term of imprisonment.

The charges stem from an investigation conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, and the Davie County Sheriff’s Office. An indictment is not evidence of guilt. All persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

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