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Crack Cocaine Trafficker Receives 85 Months in Federal Prison

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

WILMINGTON, N.C. – A Wilmington man was sentenced yesterday to 85 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute 280 grams or more of crack cocaine, possession with intent to distribute 28 grams or more of crack cocaine and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

According to court documents and evidence presented in court, Blake Greenfield, 38, was involved in the importation and distribution of Crack Cocaine into Wilmington from July through September 2019.  On September 23, 2019, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) along with the Wilmington Police Department arranged a controlled delivery of 2 ounces of crack cocaine from Greenfield at a location in Wilmington.  Greenfield fled when law enforcement attempted to arrest him.  Greenfield was found in possession of approximately 2 ounces of crack cocaine and more than $3,000 dollars.  Law Enforcement searched his residence and found additional cocaine and more than $2,500 dollars and information for a storage unit in Louisburg, North Carolina.  Law enforcement searched the unit and found two handguns.  Greenfield had been previously convicted of trafficking in cocaine and was prohibited from possessing a handgun.  The investigation revealed that Greenfield had been involved in the distribution of more than a kilogram of crack cocaine.

Robert J. Higdon, Jr., U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Richard E. Myers II. The ATF, New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office and the Wilmington Police Department investigated the case and Assistant U.S. Attorneys Timothy Severo and Bryan Stephany prosecuted the case.  This case was part of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) investigation “Round Tree Hill” focusing on an armed drug trafficking organization involved in the importation of heroin and crack cocaine into Eastern North Carolina.

A copy of this press release is located on our website. Related court documents and information are located 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-00071-M-1

Updated October 21, 2020

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