North Carolina man sentenced to 15 years in prison for cocaine distribution conspiracy

Published 4:01 pm Monday, October 11, 2021

A Fayetteville man was sentenced October 4 to 180 months in prison for a cocaine distribution conspiracy dating back to 2010, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of North Carolina.

According to court documents and other information presented in court, Dominique Hope, 33, was a kilogram-level cocaine dealer in the Fayetteville area for almost a decade.

“During that time, investigators also received information indicating that Hope was involved in several shootings and robberies of other drug distributors and was not charged in these instances because the victims elected not to cooperate with law enforcement,” stated the release. “On June 28, 2019, investigators seized cocaine, drug packaging material, and four firearms from Hope’s residence.”

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 Fayetteville Police Department, Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation and Drug Enforcement Administration investigated the case and Assistant U.S. Attorney Caroline Webb prosecuted.

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