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Press Release

Wilmington Gang Member Receives 54 Months in Federal Prison

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

WILMINGTON, N.C. – Carlton McIntyre, 26, of New Hanover County, was sentenced today to 54 months imprisonment for Conspiracy to Possess With the Intent to Distribute and Distribute a Quantity of Heroin and Possess With the Intent to Distribute a Quantity of Heroin.

The evidence presented in court and other information revealed that on July 10, 2019, the New Hanover Sheriff’s Office conducted a controlled purchase of heroin from McIntyre around the 300 block of Wilson Street in Wilmington, North Carolina.   Detectives conducted a traffic stop on the car which was delivering the narcotics.  Detectives found a loaded 9mm handgun between McIntyre (the driver) and a passenger on the passenger floorboard in a backpack.  The backpack also contained more than 1,400 bags of either heroin or fentanyl. According to law enforcement, McIntyre is a member of a violent gang and has prior felony convictions.

Robert J. Higdon, Jr., U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina made the announcement after the sentencing before U.S. District Judge James C. Dever III.  The Federal Bureau of Investigations and the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy Severo  prosecuted the case.

A copy of this press release is located on our website. 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-00123-D-1.

Updated February 5, 2021