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

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Edgecombe County Man Sentenced For Cocaine Conspiracy And Firearm Offense

NEW BERN - United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that in federal court today, United States District Judge Louise W. Flanagan sentenced JOSHUA MICHAEL EDMONDSON, 26,of Pinetops, North Carolina, to 79 months in prison and 5 years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute and possess with the  intent to distribute cocaine and for using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime.  EDMONDSON previously pled guilty to these charges on July 15, 2014.    

The Greenville Regional Drug Task Force used a confidential informant to buy cocaine and Vicodin pills from EDMONDSON in September 2012.  On October 3, 2012, EDMONDSON met with the informant to sell him 12 ounces of cocaine.  Detectives arrested EDMONDSON during the meeting and found EDMONDSON in possession of 348 grams of cocaine and a stolen 9 mm pistol.  The  investigation revealed that EDMONDSON was responsible for trafficking 476 grams of cocaine. 

The investigation of this case was conducted by the Greenville Regional Drug Task Force.  The federal prosecution was handled by Special Assistant United States Attorney Glenn Perry.  Mr. Perry is a prosecutor with the Pitt County District Attorney’s Office.  Pitt County District Attorney Kimberly Robb has assigned Mr. Perry to the United States Attorney’s Office to prosecute federal Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force criminal matters.  Mr. Perry’s assignment to the United States Attorney’s Office has been made possible by grants funded by the Governor’s Crime Commission.

Updated July 14, 2015