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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 21, 2020

Four Oaks Man Sentenced in Seizure of 1 Kilogram of Heroin in Nash County

RALEIGH, N.C. – A Four Oaks, NC man was sentenced today to 48 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute one (1) kilogram or more of heroin, aiding and abetting.

According to court documents, Luis Octavio Gonzalez-Gonzalez, 32, was the driver of a car stopped in Nash County for traffic violations.  Officers immediately observed marijuana in the car and Gonzalez-Gonzalez and his two passengers gave conflicting stories about where they had traveled.  Upon a search of the trunk of the vehicle, officers located over 1,400 grams of heroin. 

On September 24, 2019, Gonzalez-Gonzalez pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute one (1) kilogram or more of heroin, aiding and abetting. 

Robert J. Higdon, Jr., U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge James C. Dever III. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Nash County Sheriff’s Office, and the North Carolina State Crime Laboratory investigated the case and Assistant U.S. Attorney Dena King  prosecuted the case.

A copy of this press release is located on our website. Related court documents and information are located on the website of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina or on PACER by searching for Case No. 4:19-CR-48-D.

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Topic(s): 
Opioids
Updated May 21, 2020