Armed Drug Trafficker Sentenced to 144 Months in Prison After Investigation Spurred by Community Complaints
According to court documents, Malcolm Hird, 33, instructed a visitor to bring the Buprenorphine to FCI Butner II during a scheduled visit with him. Hird utilized phone calls and coded speech to instruct the visitor on how to successfully bring and transfer the contraband to him during the institution visit. The visitor, Hird’s co-defendant in this matter, did as instructed; however, she was intercepted by Bureau of Prisons (“BOP”) investigators before being able to transfer the contraband. Following a search of her person, BOP staff uncovered a green balloon filled with a substance that later tested positive as Buprenorphine.
Hird pled guilty on May 12, 2021, to a Criminal Information charging him with attempting to obtain a prohibited object, to wit: Buprenorphine, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1791(a)(2) and (b)(1).
Michael Easley, Jr., U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina made the announcement after United States District Judge Louise W. Flanagan sentenced Hird. The Federal Bureau of Prisons investigated the case and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney
Related court documents and information are located on the website of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina or on PACER by searching for Case No.