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Farmville Man Sentenced to 60 Months for Drug Conspiracy

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

RALEIGH – United States Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr. announced that today in federal court, Chief United States District Judge James C. Dever III sentenced NIKI HOSEA JOYNER, 45, of Farmville, North Carolina to 60 months imprisonment, followed by 5 years of supervised release.

JOYNER was named in an eight-count Indictment filed on January 19, 2018 charging him with conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute five hundred (500) grams or more of cocaine.  On April 2, 2018, JOYNER pled guilty to the conspiracy charge. 

According to the investigation, between December 2015 and February 29, 2016, JOYNER conspired with others and distributed 374.23 grams of cocaine.   On February 29, 2016, shortly after selling 123.64 grams of cocaine, officers arrested JOYNER.  Subsequent searches of JOYNER, his vehicle, and two residences revealed 1,023.11 grams of cocaine, 126.9 grams of marijuana, and over $6,000 in US currency.

Investigation of this case was conducted by the Greenville Regional Drug Task Force.  Assistant United States Attorney Dena King represented the government. 

Updated September 6, 2018

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