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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 10, 2014

Halifax County Man Receives 100 Months Imprisonment For Federal Firearms And Drug Charges

RALEIGH – United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that today in federal court, United States District Judge Terrence W. Boyle sentenced jermaine jones , 30, of Roanoke Rapids, to 100 months imprisonment, followed by 5 years of supervised release.

jones was named in an Indictment filed on December 17, 2013, in the Eastern District of North Carolina, charging him with 1 count of possession of a firearm by a felon and 1 count of possession with the intent to distribute a quantity of marijuana.  On March 5, 2014, JONES pled guilty to those charges. 

According to the investigation, the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) discovered that JONES hadpawned a firearm on April 26, 2012, at a pawn shop located in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. Additionally, on March 28, 2013, HCSO deputies, with the assistance of other law enforcement agencies, intercepted and executed a controlled delivery of a package addressed to JONES, in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina which contained 439.81 grams of marijuana.

Investigation of this case was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office, the Roanoke Rapids Police Department, the Nash County Narcotics Division, Nash County Sheriff’s Office, and Wilson Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorney S. Katherine Burnette prosecuted the case for the government.

Updated July 14, 2015