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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, October 4, 2021

Fayetteville Cocaine Trafficker Sentenced to 15 Years

NEW BERN, N.C. – A Fayetteville man was sentenced today to 180 months in prison for a cocaine distribution conspiracy dating back to 2010. 

According to court documents and other information presented in court, Dominique Hope, 33, was a kilogram level cocaine dealer in the Fayetteville area for almost a decade.  During that time, investigators also received information indicating that Hope was involved in several shootings and robberies of other drug distributors and was not charged in these instances because the victims elected not to cooperate with law enforcement.  On June 28, 2019, investigators seized cocaine, drug packaging material, and four firearms from Hope’s residence. 

G. Norman Acker, III, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Louise W. Flanagan. The Fayetteville Police Department, Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Drug Enforcement Administration investigated the case and Assistant U.S. Attorney Caroline Webb 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. 5:20-CR-140-FL.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated October 4, 2021