North Carolina sentenced to almost 28 years in prison for leading conspiracy to sell drugs

Published 7:06 am Monday, August 29, 2022

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A Rocky Mount man was sentenced August 24, 2022 to 335 months in prison for leading a conspiracy to sell cocaine, crack and other controlled substances, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of North Carolina. Terrence Brandon Mabry, 32, pleaded guilty on January 23, 2020.

“I want to thank the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina for their diligent work in assisting Nash County Sheriff’s Office in the quick prosecution of major drug traffickers and violent offenders that bring our communities down,” said Nash County Sheriff Keith Stone. “The collaboration between law enforcement and the U.S. Attorney’s office is a partnership that keeps our communities safe.”

“The Rocky Mount Police Department appreciates our partnership with our federal and local partners,” said Rocky Mount Police Chief Robert Hassell. “RMPD will remain vigilant in our efforts to reduce crime and continue working with our partners to identify, investigate, charge, and prosecute anyone participating in drugs, gangs, guns, and other crimes of violence.”

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According to court documents and other information presented in court, Mabry ran a drug distribution operation out of a house located in the 100 block of Lisa Court in Rocky Mount.

“Law enforcement officers conducted over a dozen undercover purchases of controlled substances from Mabry and his co-conspirators between November 2015 and April of 2018,” stated the release. “On April 25, 2018, investigators executed a search warrant at Mabry’s house and seized cocaine, cash, a stolen .40 caliber Glock, and assorted ammunition. During the course of the investigation, Mabry was also identified as a high-ranking member of the ‘G-Shine’ set of the United Blood Nation gang.”

Michael Easley, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Louise W. Flanagan. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Rocky Mount Police Department and Nash County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case and Assistant U.S. Attorney Caroline Webb prosecuted.