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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Concord, N.C. Man Sentenced To 11 Years On Drug Conspiracy Charges

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – U.S. Attorney R. Andrew Murray announced today that Montorio Darell Allison, 38, of Concord, N.C. was sentenced to 132 months in prison on drug trafficking charges.  U.S. District Judge Max O. Cogburn, Jr. also ordered Allison to serve 10 years under court supervision after he is released from prison. 

U.S. Attorney Murray is joined in making today’s announcement by Daniel R. Salter, Special Agent in Charge of the Atlanta Field Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), which oversees the Charlotte District Office, and Chief Gary J. Gacek with the Concord Police Department.

According to filed court documents and today’s sentencing hearing, Allison was a member of a drug trafficking organization (DTO) responsible for trafficking large quantities of cocaine from supply sources in Mexico and Texas, and utilized drug couriers to transport the drugs to Allison and other drug traffickers throughout North Carolina and elsewhere. Court records also show that between March and September 2015, a courier for the DTO delivered five kilograms of cocaine to Hillsborough, N.C.; 15 kilograms of cocaine to Fayetteville, N.C.; and one kilogram of cocaine to Concord, N.C.  After distributing the cocaine, local DTO members returned large sums of bulk currency generated from drug sales.

According to court records, over the course of the investigation into Allison, law enforcement seized cocaine, heroin, other narcotics, 13 empty kilogram wrappers, other drug paraphernalia, and cash. Allison pleaded guilty in June 2017 to one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances. 

Allison is in federal custody and will be transferred to the custody of Federal Bureau of Prisons to begin serving his sentence.  All federal sentences are served without the possibility of parole.

The DEA led the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Craig Randall of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Charlotte is prosecuting the case.

 

Updated March 27, 2018