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Federal Jury Convicts Dunn Man of Cocaine and Crack Conspiracy and Money Laundering

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

ELIZABETH CITY – The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon, Jr., announced today that, ANTOINE DEWAYNE MYLES a/k/a “Twan”, 42 of Dunn, North Carolina, was convicted after a three-day jury trial before United States District Judge Terrance W. Boyle.  The jury found MYLES guilty of Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with the Intent to Distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine and 280 grams or more of cocaine base (crack), Money Laundering Conspiracy, and Possession with the Intent to Distribute cocaine and cocaine base (crack).

The evidence at trial showed that from 2011 until his arrest on June 5, 2015, MYLES and his brother Lemont Webb, were leaders in a Drug Trafficking Organization (DTO) responsible for the distribution of kilogram quantities of crack cocaine in Godwin, North Carolina.  The evidence showed that MYLES and Webb hired other people to work shifts selling crack cocaine from a trailer in Godwin, NC, 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. In October 2014, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office obtained an injunction against the trailer used to distribute the crack cocaine, but MYLES and Webb continued their operation, selling crack cocaine from a Winnebago across the street from the original trailer.

MYLES is scheduled to be sentenced the week of June 11, 2018.

Previously, 17 other defendants have been convicted of various drug and money laundering charges arising from this investigation.

The investigation of this case was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI) and the United States Marshal’s Service.  Assistant United States Attorney Lawrence Cameron represented the government in this case.

Updated March 8, 2018

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