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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 13, 2018

Greenville Gang Member Sentenced to 204 Months’ Imprisonment

NEW BERN – United States Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr. announced that today in federal court, United States District Judge Louise W. Flanagan sentenced JERRELL ANTWAN JENKINS, 33, from Greenville, North Carolina, to 204 months in prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release. 

JENKINS was charged in a 14-count superseding indictment filed in the Eastern District of North Carolina December 20, 2017.  On July 23, 2018, JENKINS pled guilty to three counts of the Superseding Indictment, which charged him with conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute a quantity of cocaine and heroin, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. 

JENKINS was charged as a result of an investigation conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Greenville Police Department.  As part of that investigation, officers conducted a series of controlled purchases of cocaine, heroin, fentanyl, and firearms from JENKINS in Greenville between November 2016 and June 2017.  JENKINS was identified as a high-ranking member of the Absolute Blood Mafia gang in Greenville.

The investigation of this case was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Greenville Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorney Laura Howard prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated December 13, 2018