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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of North Carolina

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Wilmington Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Cocaine Distribution

RALEIGH – The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon, Jr., announced that Chief United States District Judge Terrence W. Boyle sentenced WILLIAM POLLOCK 31, of Wilmington, North Carolina to 120 months of imprisonment followed by 3 years of supervised release. 

On June 26, 2018, POLLOCK entered a plea of guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute 28 Grams or More of Cocaine Base (Crack) and 500 Grams or More of Cocaine.

On January 18, 2018, the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office (NHCSO) Narcotics Detectives conducted a traffic stop of a car leaving a drug stash house in which Pollock was a passenger.  Law enforcement discovered items in the car that led to a search warrant of POLLOCK’S residence.  NHCSO officers found more than 350 grams of cocaine and 50 grams of crack cocaine in the residence.

During the course of the investigation it was discovered that POLLOCK had been purchasing cocaine since July 2017.  This included the several ounces of cocaine purchased just two days prior to his arrest.

POLLOCK’S self-described philosophy is summed by a tattoo on his body which reads, “Port City Menace” said investigators.

This case is part of the Take Back North Carolina Initiative of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina.  This initiative emphasizes the regional assignment of federal prosecutors to work with law enforcement and District Attorney’s Offices on a sustained basis in those communities to reduce the violent crime rate, drug trafficking, and crimes against law enforcement.

This investigation was conducted by the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Vice Unit and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Costal Career Criminal Enterprise Unit.  Assistant United States Attorney Timothy M. Severo handled the prosecution of this case for the government.

Drug Trafficking
Updated October 17, 2018