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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Laurinburg Man Sentenced To 96 Months In Prison For Firearms And Drug Charges

GREENSBORO, N.C. – A Laurinburg man who sold firearms and cocaine was sentenced to federal prison Tuesday, announced Matthew G.T. Martin, United States Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina.

TONY DEVONTA WHITE EVERETTE, 26, pleaded guilty on December 28, 2018, to two counts of possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon, two counts of distribution of cocaine base (“crack”), one count of distribution of cocaine, and one count of possessing a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime. On April 29, 2018, EVERETTE was sentenced by United States District Judge William L. Osteen Jr. to 96 months of imprisonment, followed by 5 years of supervised release.

On three occasions beginning on April 18, 2018, and ending onMay 18, 2018, EVERETTE sold firearms, crack cocaine, and cocaine powder to a confidential informant working with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. EVERETTE sold two handguns, approximately 74 grams of crack cocaine, and approximately 27 grams of cocaine hydrochloride (powder) during that period, with all of those sales occurring in Scotland County, North Carolina. EVERETTE had previously been convicted of possession of a firearm by a felon in state court in Scotland County.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Laurinburg Police Department, and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anand P. Ramaswamy for the Middle District of North Carolina.

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Updated May 1, 2019