North Carolina man sentenced to 22 years in prison for drug distribution conspiracy

Published 8:41 am Saturday, April 30, 2022

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A Raleigh man was sentenced Friday, April 29, 2022 to 264 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute 280 grams or more of cocaine base (crack) and 5 kilograms or more of cocaine and distribution of crack, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of North Carolina.

“Gregory Warren Daniels, 32, was a member of the Nine Trey Gangster Bloods, a violent street gang that engages in distribution of controlled substances,” stated the release.

According to court documents and other information presented in court, Daniels conspired with others to distribute large amounts of crack and cocaine over a two-year period in the Raleigh area.

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“On five separate occasions, law enforcement conducted controlled purchases of crack from Daniels,” stated the release. “The Court also received evidence regarding violent assaults by Daniels at the direction of other gang members.”

Daniels pleaded guilty to the charges on February 24, 2021.

Michael Easley, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge James C. Dever III. The Federal Bureau of Investigations and Raleigh Police Department investigated the case and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Tyler Lemons prosecuted.