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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Littleton Man Sentenced For Shipping Heroin Through Mail

WILMINGTON – The United States Attorney’s Office announced that on Friday, May 13, 2016 in federal court, Senior United States District Judge James C. Fox sentenced JASON BRIAN BUNCH, 42, of Littleton, North Carolina to 81 months imprisonment, followed by 5 years of supervised release.

BUNCH was named in a Criminal Information filed on January 25, 2016 charging him with conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin and a quantity of marijuana.  On February 16, 2016, BUNCH pleaded guilty to that charge. 

Between September and October 2014, BUNCH shipped 117 grams of black tar heroin through the mail.  BUNCH lived in Mendocino, California at the time and shipped the heroin to a confidential informant located in Nashville, North Carolina.  While in North Carolina on January 30, 2015, BUNCH was arrested by the Drug Enforcement Administration and Nash County Sheriff’s Office.  Agents executed a search warrant at BUNCH’s North Carolina home and seized cocaine, heroin, marijuana and money during the search.

Investigation of this case was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, United States Postal Service, United States Marshals Service, Internal Revenue Service, and the Nash County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant United States Attorney Dena King represented the government.

Updated May 17, 2016