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Press Release


For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of North Carolina

WHEN:       Friday, January 24, 2020 at 10:00AM

WHERE:     Duplin County Sheriff’s Office Training Center

                        272 Landfill Road

                        Rose Hill, NC 28458

Re:               Operation Fall of the House of Usher

RALEIGH – The United States Attorney’s Office announces a press conference to discuss the sentencing of multiple defendants in a multi-year methamphetamine conspiracy investigation in Duplin County.  These defendants were responsible for the sale of narcotics in Duplin County.  We will also highlight the important partnerships between all levels of law enforcement in this and other investigations during the preceding year.  The Duplin County Sheriff’s Office and New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office investigated this case, along with agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration.

In addition to United States Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr., Duplin County Sheriff Blake Wallace, members of the Duplin County Sheriff’s Office, New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office and other law enforcement 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  Please RSVP your intentions to attend the event.


Updated January 23, 2020

Drug Trafficking