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Press Release

Media Advisory In-Person Press Conference

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

WHEN:       Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.

WHERE:     Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office

                        70 Stamp Act Drive

                        Bolivia, NC 28422

Re:                  Prosecutions of Violent Gang Leaders & Significant Armed Drug Traffickers

The United States Attorney’s Office announces a press conference to discuss the successful prosecution of 26 defendants, including the highest-ranking member of the Bloods street gang in Brunswick County.

This prosecution targeted defendants who trafficked large amounts of cocaine and crack cocaine from Texas to Brunswick County. One defendant was responsible for trafficking almost 28 kilograms of cocaine. The prosecution also led to the seizure of heroin, fentanyl, and more than a dozen firearms. 

In addition to Acting United States Attorney G. Norman Acker, III, we anticipate Sheriff John Ingram of Brunswick County; Resident Agent in Charge (RAC) Shawn Stallo of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF); and District Attorney Jon David to participate in this event.

Credentialed members of the media are invited to attend.  For additional information, and to RSVP your intentions to attend this event, please email Don Connelly at

Updated August 18, 2021

Drug Trafficking