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Smithfield Man Sentenced On Drug Charges

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

GREENVILLE - United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that in federal court today, Senior United States District Judge Malcolm Howard sentenced TIROM MARSELLE TOLER, 23, of Smithfield, North Carolina, to 60 months imprisonment followed by 4 years supervised release. 

A Federal Grand Jury returned a Criminal Indictment on August 8, 2012, charging TOLER with aiding and abetting the distribution of 28 grams or more of crack cocaine.  On March 3, 2013, TOLER pleaded guilty to the drug distribution count.

The evidence in the case demonstrated that on or about September 21, 2011, TOLER and another person aided and abetted each other in the distribution of more than 28 grams of crack cocaine to an informant working with the Smithfield Police Department. 

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.

Updated July 14, 2015