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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Greenville Man Sentenced to More Than 13 Years for Drug Distribution Charges

NEW BERN – The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon, Jr., announced that today in federal court, United States District Judge Louise W. Flanagan sentenced DEVIN LAMAR EBRON, 32, of Greenville, to 164 months of imprisonment followed by 5 years of supervised release. 

EBRON was named in a two-count Indictment filed on May 10, 2017.  On January 16, 2018, EBRON pled guilty to two-counts of Distribution of a Quantity of Cocaine Base (Crack).

In March 2016, investigators with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in Greenville, North Carolina, began investigating the narcotics distribution activity of EBRON after a confidential informant (CI) indicated he/she could purchase cocaine base (crack) from EBRON.  As a result of the information, two controlled purchases of crack were made from EBRON using a CI. In addition to the controlled purchases, the CI observed an unknown amount of crack in EBRON’S vehicle during one of the purchases that appeared to be ready to distribute.  EBRON further informed the CI that EBRON had guns here and there, but no firearm was recovered in either purchase.

The Sentencing Court afforded specific consideration to EBRON’S criminal history when fashioning the sentence. Specifically, the Court noted the multiple drug trafficking related felonies on EBRON’S record and the need to deter similar conduct in the future.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives (ATF) and the Greenville Police Department conducted the criminal investigation of this case.  Assistant United States Attorney Bradford Knott handled the prosecution of this case for the government.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated April 4, 2018