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Weldon Man Sentenced For Selling Crack Cocaine

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 in federal court today, United States District Judge Terrence W. Boyle, sentenced LUTHER ALLEN TERRY, 33, of Weldon, North Carolina, to 96 months in prison and 10 years of supervised released for distribution of crack cocaine.  TERRY previously pled guilty to this charge on September 4, 2015.   

On April 16 and 17, 2014, the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office used an informant to buy crack cocaine from TERRY twice near the Weldon High School in Weldon, N.C. 

TERRY received an enhanced punishment as a career offender based on his two prior state convictions for selling cocaine. 

The investigation of this case was conducted by the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office.  The federal prosecution was handled by Special Assistant United States Attorney Glenn Perry.  Mr. Perry is a prosecutor with the Pitt County District Attorney’s Office.  Pitt County District Attorney Kimberly Robb has assigned Mr. Perry to the United States Attorney’s Office to prosecute federal Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force criminal matters.  Mr. Perry’s assignment to the United States Attorney’s Office has been made possible by grants funded by the Governor’s Crime Commission.

Updated April 7, 2016