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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, January 14, 2013

Greenville Man Sentenced

GREENVILLE - United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that in federal court on Friday, January 11, 2013, United States District Judge Louise W. Flanagan sentenced DALE CABINESS, 55,of Greenville,North Carolina, to 188 months imprisonment followed by 6 years supervised release. 

A Federal Grand Jury returned a Criminal Indictment on March 14, 2012, charging CABINESS with violations of federal narcotics laws.  CABINESS entered a guilty plea on August 14, 2012, to the distribution of quantities of heroin.

According to evidence presented in Court, the Greenville Regional Drug Task Force used a confidential informant to purchase heroin from CABINESS four times between December 1, 2011, and February 23, 2012.  The investigation revealed that CABINESS was responsible for the distribution of 840 grams of heroin between September 2011 and April 2012. 

CABINESS received an enhanced sentenced based on his status as a Career Offender. 

Investigation of this case was conducted by the Greenville  Regional Drug Task Force consisting of the Greenville Police Department, Pitt County Sheriff’s Office, Farmville Police Department, North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.  The prosecution was handled by Special Assistant United States Attorneys Glenn Perry.  Mr. Perry is a prosecutor with the Pitt County District Attorney’s Office.  Pitt County District Attorney Clark Everett has assigned Mr. Perry to the United States Attorney’s Office to prosecute federal Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force criminal matters.  Mr. Perry’s assignment to the United States Attorney’s Office has been made possible by grants funded by the Governor’s Crime Commission.

Updated July 14, 2015