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Wilmington Man Sentenced For Drug And Firearm Offenses

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

RALEIGH – United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that in federal court, Senior United States District Judge W. Earl Britt sentenced ADREAN LAMONT JONES, 29, of Wilmington, to 90 months imprisonment followed by 5 years of supervised release.  On June 1, 2015 JONES pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute a quantity of Phencyclidine (PCP) and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime on June 3, 2014.

According to the investigation, a deputy with the Duplin County Sheriff’s Office attempted to make a traffic stop after observing a vehicle on I-40 operated by JONES swerving back and forth across the center line.  After deputies successfully forced JONES to stop, JONES refused to exit his vehicle.  It was later revealed that JONES was under the influence of phencyclidine (PCP), a Schedule II controlled substance.  In the vehicle, law enforcement located a loaded handgun and PCP.

 Investigation of this case was conducted by the Duplin County Sheriff’s Office, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, and the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives.  Assistant United States Attorney S. Katherine Burnette prosecuted the case for the government.

Updated September 30, 2015