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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of North Carolina

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 2, 2015

Antonio Bradley Of Wilmington Sentenced For Drug Distribution And Firearms Violation 924(c)

RALEIGH – United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that today in federal court, United States District Judge Louise W. Flanagan sentenced, ANTONIO BRADLEY, 33, of Wilmington, to 262 months of imprisonment followed by 5 years of supervised release. 

BRADLEY was named in an Indictment filed on March 18, 2014. On August 12, 2014, the Defendant pled guilty to Possession with the Intent to Distribute a Quantity of Heroin and Using, Carrying and Brandishing a Firearm During and In Relation to a Drug Trafficking Crime.  According to the investigation and information presented in open court during the arraignment and sentencing, on February 1 and 4, 2014 detectives with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office set up two controlled purchases of heroin from BRADLEY.  Later on Feburary 4, 2014, detectives executed a search warrant at BRADLEY’S home wherein detectives found over 100 bags of heroin, $1500 and a firearm.  Due to BRADLEY’S extensive criminal history, he was designated as a Career Offender.

Investigation of this case was conducted by the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Special Assistant United States Attorney Charity Wilson.  Ms. Wilson is a prosecutor with the District 5 District Attorney’s Office encompassing New Hanover and Pender Counties.  District Attorney Ben David has assigned her to the United States Attorney’s Office to prosecute violent crime, firearm related cases, and narcotic crimes.

Updated July 14, 2015