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Press Release

Robeson County Men Sentenced for Heroin Distribution

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

RALEIGH, N.C. – Two Robeson County men were sentenced today to federal prison for heroin and fentanyl distribution.

Justin Dwayne Jones, 23, was sentenced to 156 months and Joshua Allen Woods, 29, was sentenced to 63 months imprisonment.  Both were engaged in a 2019 conspiracy to sell heroin, fentanyl, and other controlled substances in Robeson County.  Investigators were able to link the heroin/fentanyl mixture sold during the course of the conspiracy to several overdose incidents that required emergency medical intervention.  A third co-conspirator, Cody Alexander Locklear, was sentenced to 234 months in prison on August 3, 2020 for his role in the conspiracy and for the possession of firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking. 

Robert J. Higdon, Jr., U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge James C. Dever III. The Robeson County Sheriff’s Office and Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated the case and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Caroline Webb  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. 7:19-CR-101-D.


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Updated September 9, 2020