North Carolina man sentenced to more than 12 years in prison for drug distribution charges

Published 11:23 am Sunday, October 3, 2021

A Wilson man was sentenced September 28 to 151 months in prison for two counts of distribution of cocaine base (crack); one count of distribution of cocaine base (crack) and marijuana; and two counts of possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (crack), according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of North Carolina

According to court documents, Frank Roosevelt Giggetts Jr., pleaded guilty to the charges on February 5, 2020.

“In March 2018, officers with the Wilson Police Department learned that Giggetts was selling cocaine base (crack) from his residence in Wilson. Officers then conducted three controlled purchases of controlled substances from Giggetts, including cocaine base (crack) and marijuana,” stated the release. “On August 2, 2018, officers executed a search warrant at Giggetts’s residence and seized additional cocaine base (crack).”

The release also stated that on November 9, 2018, Giggetts was arrested on outstanding warrants and was found in possession of additional cocaine base (crack).

According to the release, Giggetts has 22 prior convictions, including assault, burglary and drug trafficking and, based on his criminal history, he was determined to be a career offender, resulting in an enhanced recommended sentence.

G. Norman Acker III, acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Louise W. Flanagan. The Wilson Police Department investigated the case and Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott A. Lemmon prosecuted.

The case is part of the United States 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 in those communities to reduce the violent crime rate, drug trafficking, and crimes against law enforcement,” stated the release.

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