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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 8, 2020

Methamphetamine Trafficker Receives 10 Years in Federal Prison

WILMINGTON, N.C. – A Greensboro woman was sentenced yesterday to 120 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine.

According to court documents and evidence presented in court, Sally Newland, 43, was involved in the importation and distribution of Methamphetamine into Wilmington during August 2019.  On August 6, 2019, New Hanover County Narcotics Detectives arranged a controlled delivery of 12 ounces of methamphetamine from a source in Greensboro to the area of Ovalberry Court in New Hanover County.  Detectives performed a traffic stop on an automobile being driven by Newland. Newland was in possession of more than 300 grams of methamphetamine.  During the course of the investigation, it was discovered that Newland had made two prior deliveries of methamphetamine to New Hanover County during August of 2019.  Newland had delivered at least a kilogram of methamphetamine.

Robert J. Higdon, Jr., U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Richard E. Myers II. The Drug Enforcement Administration and the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case and Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy Severo  prosecuted the case.  This case was part of the OCDETF investigation “White Rabbit” focusing on a drug trafficking organization involved in the importation of Heroin and Methamphetamine into Eastern North Carolina.

A copy of this press release is located on our website. Related court documents and information are located on the website of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina or on PACER by searching for Case No. 7:20-cr-00039-M.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated October 8, 2020