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Press Release

Media Advisory – Press Conference

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

RALEIGH, N.C. United States Attorney Michael Easley, along with representatives from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Rocky Mount Police Department, and the Nash and Edgecombe Sheriffs’ Offices will hold a press conference TOMORROW, Friday, March 31 at 2:00 p.m. to announce the sentence of Tyrone Foreman, a Rocky Mount leader of the G-Shine Blood gang, who was convicted of drug trafficking fentanyl and COVID-19 pandemic relief fraud. Officials will also provide an update on the violent crime initiative launched last year in the Rocky Mount area.

WHERE: Terry Sanford Federal Building, Room 158, 310 New Bern Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27601

WHEN: Friday, March 31 at 2:00 p.m.

Media:  Please arrive at the courthouse by 1:30 for set up.

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 March 30, 2023