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Wilson Man Determined to be Career Offender, Sentenced for Distributing Illegal Drugs

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

NEW BERN, N.C. – A Wilson man was sentenced today to 151 months in prison for two counts of Distribution of Cocaine Base (Crack); one count of Distribution of Cocaine Base (Crack) and Marijuana; and two counts of Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine Base (Crack).

According to court documents, Frank Roosevelt Giggetts, Jr., pled guilty to the charges on February 5, 2020. 

In March 2018, officers with the Wilson Police Department learned that Giggetts was selling cocaine base (crack) from his residence in Wilson. Officers then conducted three controlled purchases of controlled substances from Giggetts, including cocaine base (crack) and marijuana.

On August 2, 2018, officers executed a search warrant at Giggetts’s residence and seized additional cocaine base (crack).

On November 9, 2018, Giggetts was arrested on outstanding warrants and was found in possession of additional cocaine base (crack).

Giggetts has 22 prior convictions, including convictions for assault, burglary and drug trafficking. Based on his criminal history, Giggetts was determined to be a Career Offender, resulting in an enhanced recommended sentence.

G. Norman Acker, III, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Louise W. Flanagan. The Wilson Police Department investigated the case and Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott A. Lemmon prosecuted the case.

This case is part of the United States Attorney’s Office’s Take Back North Carolina Initiative.  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.  For additional information about this initiative, click here

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. 5:19-cr-00241-FL-1.

Updated September 28, 2021

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