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Chadbourn Man Sentenced in Drug and Gun Case

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. – A Chadbourn man was sentenced today by Judge James C. Dever to a total of 81 months for Possession of a Firearm by a Felon and Possessing a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime.  On June 23, 2021, Lukim Lamont Pittman pled guilty to the charges.

According to court documents and other information presented in court, the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office engaged in a narcotics investigation over three months involving Pittman.  In May and July 2019, officers purchased narcotics from Pittman.  Then in August 2019, the Sheriff’s Office purchased a quantity of cocaine and a Glock, model 17, 9mm firearm from Pittman.  Pittman had previously been convicted of  felony offenses that involved firearms.

G. Norman Acker, III, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina made the announcement after the sentencing by U.S. District Judge James C. Dever III.  The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Columbus County Sheriff’s office investigated the case and Assistant U.S. Attorney Charity Wilson  prosecuted the case.

Related court documents and information can be found on the website of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina or on PACER by searching for Case No. 7:20-cr-00140-D-1.

Updated October 1, 2021

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