Armed Drug Trafficker Sentenced to 144 Months in Prison After Investigation Spurred by Community Complaints
WHEN: Friday, January 17, 2020 at 1:00 PM
WHERE: New Hanover County Historic Courthouse
Commissioners Assembly Room 301
24 North 3rd Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
Re: Operation DodgeBall
RALEIGH – The United States Attorney’s Office announces a press conference to discuss the sentencing of multiple gang member defendants in a multi-year heroin/fentanyl and heroin conspiracy investigation in Wilmington and New Hanover County. These defendants were not only responsible for the sale of narcotics in Wilmington, but also multiple violent acts. We will also highlight the important partnerships between all levels of law enforcement in this and other investigations during the preceding year. The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Safe Streets Task Force, consisting of FBI Special Agents, Wilmington Police Department investigators and New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office detectives investigated this case.
In addition to United States Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr., District Attorney Ben David, and members of the FBI, ATF, ICE/HSI, Wilmington Police Department, and New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office are expected to be present at this event.
Credentialed members of the media are invited to attend. For additional information, please e-mail Don Connelly at usance.PublicInfoOfficer@usdoj.gov. Please RSVP your intentions to attend the event.