Man gets 20 years after meth bust
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.
The Greenville Police Department released case reports this week with the following details and allegations:
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.
2600 block MacGregor Downs Road, 2:26 a.m. Aug. 29: Window and glass table sustained $150 in damages at home; case inactive.
The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office released reports this week with the following details and allegations:
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.
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.
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