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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Lee County Men Sentenced

Greensboro, N.C. – Two Lee County men were recently sentenced in federal court, United States Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina Ripley Rand announced today.

Rayshawn Donaldson was sentenced on May 10, 2016 by United States District Court Judge James A. Beaty, Jr., to 180 months’ imprisonment, a 5 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment fee. Donaldson had pled guilty on December 29, 2015 to the charge of possession of a firearm by a felon. (Case Number 15CR381-1).

Ramese Augustus McKoy was sentenced on June 8, 2016 by United States District Court Judge James A. Beaty, Jr., to 172 months’ imprisonment, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment fee. McKoy had pled guilty on March 9, 2016 to the charge of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin. (Case Number 1:15CR411-1).

The convictions referenced above are the result of close cooperation between the members of the Lee County Project Safe Neighborhoods ("PSN") coalition. PSN is a nationwide gun and violent crime strategy designed to protect communities. The Lee County PSN coalition is comprised of the Broadway Police Department, the Sanford Police Department, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, the Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice (probation), the State Bureau of Investigation, the Lee County District Attorney’s Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the United States Attorney’s Office, and many other community members and agencies.

These cases were investigated by the Sanford Police Department, the Lee County Sheriffs’ Office, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Drug Enforcement Administration. These cases were prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney JoAnna G. McFadden.

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Updated June 21, 2016