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Greenville Man Sentenced for Drug Trafficking

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

NEW BERN – United States Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr. announced that United States District Judge Louise W. Flanagan sentenced TRAWN JOVAL RODGERS, 39, of Greenville, North Carolina to 98 months imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release. 

RODGERS was named in a three-count Indictment filed on June 13, 2018 charging him with three counts of distribution of a quantity of cocaine.    On August 14, 2018, RODGERS pled guilty to one of those charges. 

According to the investigation, RODGERS distributed cocaine in Greenville, North Carolina.  As part of the investigation, law enforcement made controlled drug purchases directly from RODGERS.   On June 19, 2018, RODGERS was arrested, following which officers seized cocaine and drug paraphernalia during a search of his apartment. 

This case is part of the United States Attorney’s Office’s Take Back North Carolina Initiative.  This initiative emphasizes the regional assignment of federal prosecutors to work with law enforcement and District Attorney’s Offices on a sustained basis in those communities to reduce the violent crime rate, drug trafficking, and crimes against law enforcement. For more information about this initiative click on this link.

Investigation of this case was conducted by the Greenville Regional Drug Task Force consisting of the Greenville Police Department, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Winterville Police Department, East Carolina University Police Department, and North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant United States Attorney Dena King represented the government. 

Updated June 21, 2019

Drug Trafficking