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Pamlico County Man Sentenced for Dealing Drugs

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

WILMINGTON, N.C. – A Bayboro man was sentenced yesterday to 70 months in prison for distributing more than 28 grams of crack on multiple occasions.  On May 17, 2022, George Henry Midgette, also known as “Jersey George,” pleaded guilty to the charges.

Midgette, 62, was first identified as a Pamlico County drug dealer in 2017. Law enforcement went on to execute a series of drug buys from Midgette at different locations throughout Pamlico County. The investigation culminated in Midgette’s arrest by the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office on September 20, 2021.  Midgette also had previous convictions for drug crimes in North Carolina, Maryland, and New York.

This investigation is part of operation “Last Call” which is part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) investigation. Operation Last Call targeted individuals engaged in the distribution of controlled substances throughout Pamlico County and surrounding areas. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the highest-level drug traffickers, money launders, gangs, and transnational criminal organizations that threaten the United States by using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach that leverages the strengths of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies against criminal networks.

Michael F. Easley, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina made the announcement after sentencing by Chief U.S. District Judge Richard E. Myers II. The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office, North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, United States Drug Enforcement Administration, and Department of Homeland Security investigated the case and Assistant U.S. Attorney Tyler Lemons  prosecuted the case.

Related court documents and information can be found on the website of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina or on PACER by searching for Case No. 4:21-cr-00072-M-1.


Updated August 24, 2022

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