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Davie County Residents Plead Guilty

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September 13, 2010

Davie County Residents Plead Guilty Former Deputy Sheriff and Evidence Custodian Plead to Narcotics and Firearms Violations

Greensboro –John W. Stone, Jr., Acting United States Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina, announced today that two individuals charged with conspiring to distribute cocaine base (“crack”) in Davie County have entered guilty pleas.

An Indictment filed February 22, 2010 charged in Count One 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 was charged in Count Two of the Indictment with being an unlawful user of controlled substances while possessing firearms. YORK was charged in Counts Three and Four with possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. A Superseding Indictment filed May 24, 2010 added an additional count charging MABE with being an unlawful user of controlled substances while possessing firearms. MABE was also charged in an Information with maintaining a drug-involved premises.

On September 7, 2010, MABE entered a plea of guilty to Count Two of the Superseding Indictment and to the Information against him. Sentencing is scheduled for January 13, 2011 at 2:00 pm. The maximum punishment for Count Two of the Superseding Indictment is imprisonment for not more than ten years, a fine of up to $250,000, or both. The maximum punishment for the count charged by Information is imprisonment for not more than twenty years, a fine of up to $500,000, or both. MABE can also be placed on supervised release for a term of up to three years after imprisonment.

On May 13, 2010, YORK entered a plea of guilty to Counts One and Three of the Indictment. YORK’s sentencing is scheduled for October 8, 2010 at 2:00 pm. The punishment for Count One of the Indictment is imprisonment for a term of not less than five nor more than forty years, a fine of up to $2,000,000, or both. The punishment for Count Three is a term of imprisonment of not less than five years, which cannot run concurrently with any other term of imprisonment, a fine of up to $250,000, or both. YORK can also be placed on supervised release for a term of not less than four years after imprisonment.

At the time of the events which led to the charges against him, MABE was a sworn deputy with the Davie County Sheriff’s Office, and YORK was the evidence custodian there.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, and the Davie County Sheriff’s Office.

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