Selma Man Sentenced On Federal Drug Charges
WILMINGTON - United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that in federal court yesterday in Wilmington, North Carolina, SHOUNTARIO DEVON WALKER, 30, of Selma, North Carolina, was sentenced by the Honorable James C. Fox to 180 months’ imprisonment for his role in a drug trafficking operation.
On September 5, 2012, a Federal Grand Jury returned a Criminal Indictment that charged WALKER with one count of possessing with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine and 6 counts of distributing cocaine. On November 5, 2012, WALKER pleaded guilty to all counts.
The evidence in the case revealed that WALKER was a drug dealer in the Smithfield, North Carolina, area and that from April 24, 2012, through June 5, 2012, WALKER possessed and sold more than 500 grams of cocaine to an individual working with law enforcement. Based on the extent of his drug trafficking and prior record, WALKER was sentenced to 180 months’ imprisonment.
Investigation of this case was conducted by the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Assistant United States Attorney Rudy E. Renfer represented the government.