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Richmond County Man Sentenced On Federal Methamphetamine Charges

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

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Christopher Lee Huckabee, 36, and formerly of 311 Hickory Street, Rockingham, was sentenced today for conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, announced Sandra J. Hairston, Acting United States Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina. Huckabee had pleaded guilty to the charge on July 10, 2017, before the Honorable William L. Osteen, Jr., United States District Judge.

Huckabee was sentenced to 230 months in the Federal Bureau of Prisons, to be followed by a ten-year term of supervised release.  Huckabee was also ordered to pay restitution of $270.23 to the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation for clean-up costs related to a meth lab located at his home on February 4, 2017.  A $100 special assessment was also ordered. 

Huckabee still has state charges pending in Richmond County wherein he is charged with the felony offenses of throwing acid or an alkili and assault inflicting serious bodily injury, alleged to have occurred on or about January 18, 2017.  Trial on these charges is currently scheduled for January 8, 2018, in Richmond County Superior Court.  Huckabee is presumed innocent of the charges pending in state court unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

This case was jointly investigated by the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation.


Updated November 27, 2017