Robeson County Man Sentenced for Drug Trafficking
GREENVILLE –United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon, Jr., announced that today in federal court, Senior United States District Judge Malcolm J. Howard sentenced DARWIN DIAL, JR., 30, of Maxton, North Carolina to 135 months imprisonment, followed by 4 years of supervised release.
DIAL was named in an Indictment filed on April 24, 2017 charging him with conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute 28 grams or more of cocaine base (crack). On September 11, 2017, DIAL pled guilty to that charge.
According to the investigation, in 2016, agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) and the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office initiated an investigation into the drug trafficking activities of DIAL. Between March of 2016 and May 2017, DIAL was held accountable for the distribution or possession with intent to distribute over 600 grams of cocaine base (crack).
The investigation of this case was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) and the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant United States Attorney Lawrence J. Cameron represented the government.