Loading...
It had to happen. The DR is obviously censoring the BYH submissions so that the posts now are boring, staid and droll....

Man gets 20 years after meth bust

Loading…

The Daily Reflector

Saturday, August 31, 2019

A High Point man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for attempting to sell at least five kilograms of methamphetamines in Greenville, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced on Friday.

Brandon Duwayne Wright, 33, was arrested by authorities after he delivered the drugs to a police cooperator in the parking lot of a Walmart in 2018, a news release from U.S. Attorney Robert J. Higdon Jr. said.

According to the investigation, Wright traveled from Atlanta to deliver the crystal meth hidden inside two large dog food bags and a box of laundry detergent. After receiving the dog food bags, law enforcement immediately noticed the packages had previously been opened as they were resealed with clear plastic tape.

Wright was named in an indictment filed on Aug. 28, 2018, charging him with conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine; and distribution and possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. He was convicted of both charges after a jury trial in May.

The prosecution of Wright was a part of an organized crime and drug enforcement task force operation targeting drug traffickers in Greenville, the news release said. The case is part of the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s Take Back North Carolina Initiative. This initiative emphasizes the regional assignment of federal prosecutors to work with law enforcement and District Attorney’s Offices on a sustained basis to reduce the violent crime rate, drug trafficking and crimes against law enforcement.

Investigation was conducted by the Greenville Regional Drug Task Force consisting of the Greenville Police Department, Drug Enforcement Administration, Winterville Police Department, East Carolina University Police Department and North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Dena King represented the government.

Wright was sentenced to 300 months imprisonment followed by five years of supervised release.

GREENVILLE

The Greenville Police Department released case reports this week with the following details and allegations:

Assaults

1200 block Allen Road, 12:04 a.m. Aug. 26: 36-year-old woman assaulted at home by boyfriend; no injuries reported; investigation ongoing.

1000 block Elm Street, 4:38 p.m. Aug. 27: 50-year-old woman assaulted at Elm Street Park by an unknown person; minor injuries reported; case inactive.

Property damage

2600 block MacGregor Downs Road, 2:26 a.m. Aug. 29: Window and glass table sustained $150 in damages at home; case inactive.

PITT COUNTY

The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office released reports this week with the following details and allegations:

Break-ins, thefts

3000 block N.C. 33 West, 8:20 p.m. Aug. 26: Two cases of beer valued at $30 stolen from Family Dollar; case active.

500 block Barrus Construction Road, 9:30 p.m. Aug. 27: Cigarettes valued at $6 stolen from Country Fare store; case active.

800 block Oakie Acres Lane, 8:04 a.m. Aug. 27: Tools and television set valued at $200 stolen and recovered; case active.

2000 block Bell Arthur Road, 2:10 p.m. Aug. 27: $185 stolen from Bell Arthur Water Corporation by employee; case active.

200 block Homestead Drive, 5:30 p.m. Aug. 27: Refrigerator and dryer valued at $1,000 stolen from home; case active.

1000 block VOA Site C Road, 2 p.m. Aug. 27: License plate valued at $1 stolen from vehicle; case active.

3000 block Hudsons Crossroads Road, 5 p.m. Aug. 27: Vehicle and photos valued at $2,500 stolen from home; vehicle and photos recovered; case active.

700 block Belvoir Highway, 12:57 p.m. Aug. 28: Vehicle windshield sustained $200 in damages; case status unknown.

900 block Porter Road, 8:30 a.m. Aug. 26: Clothing and stereo equipment valued at $4,998.80 stolen from home; case active.

Assaults

500 block Weston Road, 2:56 p.m. Aug. 27: 43-year-old woman assaulted at home by spouse; minor injuries reported; case active.

4000 block N.C. 903 North, 7:50 p.m. Aug. 27: 21-year-old man assaulted at home by sibling; no injuries reported; case cleared.

2000 block Preston Lane, 7 p.m. Aug. 27: 42-year-old woman assaulted at home by parent; case unfounded.

Contact Tyler Stocks at tstocks@reflector.com or 252-329-9566. Follow him on Twitter @Tylerstocks1987

Loading…

Humans of Greenville

@HumansofGville

Local photographer Joe Pellegrino explores Greenville to create a photographic census of its people.

Crime and Rescue

October 13, 2019

Two people were seriously injured after a drunk driver T-boned their vehicle, according to Pitt County court records and a Greenville Police Department crash report.

According to the report, the crash took place about 8 p.m. on Oct. 5 near the Camelot Inn on South Memorial Drive.

The report…

101319Steverson.jpg

October 12, 2019

East Carolina University police arrested a man on campus Saturday night after an alleged assault near Fletcher Residence Hall, according to an ECU Alert.

Police received a report that a woman was walking on campus near Fletcher about 8:30 a.m. when she was grabbed on the arm and back from behind by…

October 11, 2019

Greenville police arrested a 15-year-old at J.H. Rose High School student on Friday after receiving information he brought a gun to school, officials reported.

School administrators and resource officers assigned to Rose received information and immediately identified and located the student, a…

October 11, 2019

Deputies arrested and charged a former social worker employed at the Veteran's Administration clinic in Greenville for time clock fraud and for transporting drugs in a government vehicle, the Pitt County Sheriff's Office reported on Thursday.

Over the course of a four month investigation, special…

101019Averell.jpg

October 11, 2019

An ongoing investigation into monetary thefts from a water utility have resulted in more embezzlement charges against a Greenville woman.

Bell Arthur Water Corporation contacted the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office in August to report the financial misappropriation. During the initial…

joyner

October 11, 2019

A Greenville man released in July after serving 15 years in prison for a 2003 murder was arrested on Tuesday evening for assault, drug and weapon charges, according to police and court records.

Greenville Police Department officers arrested Donnie Devon Adams Jr., 35, of 1309 W. Third St. for a…

101019Adams.jpg

October 10, 2019

A 26-year-old man charged with killing a woman in a 2016 drive-by shooting pled guilty to second degree murder on Wednesday morning in Pitt County Superior Court.

The plea took place during the third day of the murder trial of Kenquonis Niqua McKenzie, who was accused of shooting Karen Speight on…

101019McKenzie.jpg

October 09, 2019

A Sunday afternoon shooting at a local convenience store sent a man to the hospital, the Greenville Police Department reported Monday.

At approximately 12:30 p.m. Greenville police were called to the area of Pitt Street Mini Mart for the report of a shooting.

They discovered 31-year-old Thomas Lee…

October 09, 2019

Terrisha Speight and her 58-year-old mother were watching TV together On the afternoon of Dec. 30, 2016, when the unthinkable happened.

Shortly after 3 p.m., Speight's mother, Karen, stood up, then quickly dropped to the living room floor of her apartment.

Karen Speight had been shot. She later…

100919Murdertrial.jpg

October 08, 2019

A man in blue jeans, a blue hoodie, and a camouflage ball cap robbed a Greenville bank shortly before 4 p.m. on Tuesday, the Greenville Police Department reported.

The robbery took place at Wells Fargo, 1701 S.E. Greenville Blvd. According to a news release, the man implied he had a weapon and made…

Bank robber 1.jpg
107 stories in Crime and Rescue. Viewing 1 through 10.
«First Page   «Previous Page        
Page 1 of 11
        Next Page»   Last Page»