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North Carolina man sentenced for discharging a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking

A Fayetteville man was sentenced to a total of 144 months in prison for discharging a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense and revocation of post-release supervision, according to an April 16 press release from the Department of Justice, Eastern District of North Carolina.

According to court documents, Zhivargo Kinta Jenkins, also known as Fefe, 43, discharged a firearm inside an apartment where he ran a drug distribution enterprise involving marijuana, cocaine and cocaine base (crack), stated the release.

“On the night of December 15, 2018, Fayetteville Police Officers responded to a report of shooting inside an apartment. Upon arrival, officers found several large quantities of drugs, distribution material, and spent rounds of ammunition,” stated the release. “Officers noted holes in the walls from the bullets, but no one was injured. At the time of the incident, Jenkins was serving a term of post-release supervision for federal convictions involving firearms and the distribution of narcotics.”

For his actions in December 2018 and its corresponding federal charges, Jenkins was sentenced to 120 months’ imprisonment by U.S. District Judge Louise Flanagan. In addition to this sentence, Jenkins was sentenced to an additional 24 months’ imprisonment for the revocation of his post-release supervision by U.S. District Judge James C. Dever III.  The 24-month sentence will run consecutive to his 120-month sentence.

G. Norman Acker III, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina made the announcement. The Fayetteville Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case and Assistant U.S. Attorney J.D. Koesters prosecuted.

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