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

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

New Bern Drug Dealer Sentenced To 9 Years In Federal Prison

RALEIGH – United States Attorney Thomas Walker and District Attorney Scott Thomas announced that today in federal court today, Chief United States District Judge James C. Dever III sentenced Walter Terion Brown , 25, of New Bern, NC to 108 months imprisonment, followed by 4 years of supervised release.  BROWN was also ordered to pay $2,160 in restitution to the New Bern Police Department and Carteret County Sheriff’s Office. 

BROWN was named in an Indictment filed on September 25, 2012 charging him with possessing with intent to distribute 28 grams or more of cocaine base (crack).  On January 22, 2013, BROWN pled guilty to that charge.

As part of a separate investigation, a New Bern Police Department detective, acting undercover, purchased cocaine base (crack) from Tinnius Remone Bell on May 26, 2011.  Investigation revealed that Bell obtained the crack he sold to the undercover officer from WALTER TERION BROWN.  Officers from the Coastal Narcotics Enforcement Team then utilized a confidential informant to purchase cocaine base (crack) directly from BROWN on four additional occasions in 2011.  In total, BROWN was held responsible for possessing with the intent to distribute and distributing over 441 grams of cocaine base (crack).  Tinnius Remone Bell was sentenced on November 2, 2012 to 72 months imprisonment, followed by 5 years of supervised release for his role in the distribution of cocaine and cocaine base (crack) in the New Bern area.  

Investigation of this case was furthered by the Coastal Narcotics Enforcement Team, a multi-agency task force comprised of agents from the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office, Craven County Sheriff’s Office, Havelock Police Department, Jones County Sheriff’s Office, New Bern Police Department, Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office, River Bend Police Department, State Bureau of Investigation and Trent Woods Police Department.  Special Assistant United States Attorney Augustus Willis represented the government in these matters.  Mr. Willis is a prosecutor with the District 3-B District Attorney’s Office encompassing Carteret, Craven and Pamlico Counties.  District Attorney Scott Thomas has assigned him to the United States Attorney’s Office to prosecute federal Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force criminal matters.  Mr. Wills’ position is  funded through a grant provided by the Governor’s Crime Commission.

Updated July 14, 2015