North Carolina man sentenced to more than 13 years in prison for heroin, fentanyl trafficking
Published 10:44 am Sunday, October 23, 2022
A Jacksonville man was sentenced Thursday, October 20, 2022 to 164 months in prison for trafficking heroin and fentanyl from September 2020 through January 2021, according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice, Eastern District of North Carolina.
Steven Rolle, also known as “Bank Rolle,” pleaded guilty on June 8, 2022 to two counts of heroin and fentanyl trafficking. According to court documents and other information presented in court, Rolle, who has a prior federal conviction for trafficking in heroin, two assault on a female convictions and an armed robbery conviction, began trafficking in large amounts of fentanyl less than a year after completing his federal supervised release.
“At sentencing, U.S. District Judge Terrence W. Boyle found that Rolle was responsible for selling at least 172 grams of fentanyl and 27 grams of heroin, maintained a premises for manufacturing or distribution of the drugs, possessed a firearm in connection with his drug trafficking operations, and attempted to obstruct the Government’s investigation by intimidating a witness through Facebook posts,” stated the release.
After Rolle completes his federal prison sentence, he will be on supervised release for 48 months.
Michael Easley, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, made the announcement after sentencing by Boyle. The Jacksonville Police Department, the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office and the ATF Wilmington Resident Office investigated the case and Assistant U.S. Attorney Dennis M. Duffy prosecuted.