A 41-year-old man became the ninth person arrested in connection with a major North Carolina narcotics operation on March 14 when he was taken into custody by officers from the Southern Pines Police Department. Launched in February 2018, "Operation Leader", which was named after a successful attack conducted by U.S. Navy aircraft against German targets in Norway during World War II, was designed to disrupt the distribution and sale of heroin and cocaine in the Southern Pines area. State and federal law enforcement agencies provided assistance to the SPPD during the investigation.
On March 12, federal, state and local law enforcement agents arrested a man on suspicion of trafficking marijuana from California to North Carolina via FedEx. The defendant is a Mexican national who has allegedly been living in the United States illegally for 25 years.
If you are facing federal drug charges in North Carolina, it is important for you to understand how they can differ from state drug charges. A conviction under federal drug laws can result in a substantially longer sentence than similar state drug convictions.
A 24-year-old man was sentenced to six years in a federal prison on March 4 for possessing and distributing heroin and fentanyl. The custodial sentence will be followed by five years of supervised release according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina.
It was announced on Jan. 9 that 30 people were arrested on a variety of drug-related charges following a joint investigation by North Carolina state law enforcement agencies, local police and federal agencies in Bladen County. The investigation focused on the town of Bladenboro and its surrounding area.
Federal drug charges can pose a significant problem for alleged offenders in North Carolina since severe penalties could accompany a conviction. There are many types of federal charges that people may face; while serious drug trafficking or distribution charges may have the most severe impact, other people may face federal misdemeanor charges simply because they were arrested in a national park by U.S. park rangers. If you are facing any type of federal drug charges, it's important to understand how working with an attorney can help you to fight back.
North Carolina authorities arrested two men in early January for their alleged roles in a drug trafficking operation. The bust led to the seizure of a significant amount of heroin and cocaine.
A U.S. district court judge recently sentenced three men to several years in federal prison for their roles in a North Carolina drug trafficking ring. The defendants were indicted on drug conspiracy charges in the Eastern District of North Carolina in June.
According to law enforcement authorities in Robeson County, North Carolina, deputies with the North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement; Robeson County Sheriff's Office; Lumberton Police Department; U.S. Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms; and Department of Homeland Security raided a property on suspicion of an illegal gambling operation. The raid happened on December 14 and netted multiple arrests.
On Dec. 14, a Clinton man was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for his role in a large-scale narcotics trafficking organization that operated in three states. Additionally, the man will be placed on federal supervision for 10 years upon his release from prison. The organization was one of the 'most significant" drug trafficking groups ever prosecuted in the state, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina.