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North Carolina man sentenced to federal prison for drug and firearm charges

An Oxford man was sentenced May 17 to 169 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute quantities of heroin, fentanyl, cocaine, cocaine base (crack) and marijuana and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, according to a press release from the Department of Justice, Eastern District of North Carolina.

According to court documents and other information presented in court, Jaleel Duncan, 29, was a passenger in a car that was the subject of a traffic stop by the North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement (ALE) in Oxford, North Carolina.

“When the car stopped, Duncan jumped and ran from the vehicle carrying a bag. An ALE agent chased Duncan through a neighborhood and saw him throw several items from the bag as Duncan ran. Duncan then threw the entire bag over a fence,” stated the release.

“ALE agents eventually apprehended Duncan and recovered the bag, which contained a loaded 9mm pistol and marijuana. Along Duncan’s flight path, agents found heroin laced with fentanyl, methamphetamine, and quinine, as well as quantities of cocaine, cocaine base (crack), and marijuana,” the release continued.

Duncan pleaded guilty to the charges February 2, 2021.

G. Norman Acker III, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, made the announcement after sentencing by Chief U.S. District Judge Richard E. Myers II. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement and the Oxford Police Department investigated the case and Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert J. Dodson prosecuted.

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