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

RALEIGH – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina announced that on January 11, 2016 in federal court, Chief United States District Judge James C. Dever III sentenced ARLO T. WRIGHT, 40, of Sharpsburg, North Carolina, to 30 months imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release.

WRIGHT was named in a Criminal Information filed on July 15, 2015, charging him with conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute a quantity of cocaine base (crack).  WRIGHT pleaded guilty to that charge on August 17, 2015. 

According to the investigation, the Nash County Sheriff’s Department utilized a confidential informant to buy two ounces of crack cocaine from WRIGHT on December 10, 2013, at WRIGHT’s residence in Sharpsburg, North Carolina.   On December 16, 2013, the confidential informant bought another two ounces of crack cocaine from WRIGHT at WRIGHT’s residence.  During both of the controlled buys, the confidential informant was provided with audio and video equipment to record the transactions.

Investigation of this case was conducted by the Nash County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration.  Assistant United States Attorney Dena J. King represented the government. 

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Updated January 14, 2016