Federal Jury Convicts Cumberland County Men of Drug and Money Laundering Offenses
ELIZABETH CITY – The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon, Jr., announced that on Saturday, January 20, 2018, LEMONT JERRONE WEBB, a Godwin, NC resident, and HARRY MYLES, SR., a Dunn, NC resident, were convicted following a four-day jury trial before United States District Judge Terrence W. Boyle. The jury found WEBB guilty of drug conspiracy, money laundering conspiracy, possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (crack), and several money laundering offenses. MYLES was found guilty of money laundering offenses.
The evidence at trial showed that WEBB operated a drug house in Godwin, NC, and placed property in the name of others to conceal the assets from law enforcement. On June 5, 2015, law enforcement conducted a federal search warrant at WEBB’s residence in Godwin, NC and located over 28 grams of crack cocaine. The jury found that during the course of the drug conspiracy, over five (5) kilograms of cocaine and over two-hundred and eighty (280) grams of cocaine base (crack), were attributable to WEBB.
The investigation of this case was conducted by the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigations. Assistant United States Attorney Lawrence J. Cameron represented the government in this case.