RALEIGH — A Robeson County person was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for conspiracy to distribute and possessing with the intent to distribute thousands of illegal prescription pills which includes oxycodone, oxymorphone, hydrocodone, and methadone.
Jeffrey Randal Brooks Jr. pleaded responsible Feb. 16 to the expenses, which include possessing a firearm in furtherance of his drug crimes. He was sentenced by U.S. District Decide Terrence W. Boyle and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Lawyer Tyler Lemons.
“This defendant was concerned in a sophisticated scheme to illegally attain and offer prescription prescription drugs furthering addiction and harming our communities,” U.S. Attorney Michael Easley claimed. “We will go on to do all that we can to get drug sellers off the streets, elevate awareness and maintain our communities protected.”
Brooks, 42, was stopped by regulation enforcement in 2019 and 2020, with illicit products for distribution, in accordance to the U.S. attorney. Subsequent look for warrants resulted in the seizure of extra than 2,500 tablets, $80,000 and a loaded handgun. Brooks was previously convicted of related crimes in North Carolina and Virginia.
The Drug Enforcement Administration and Robeson County Sheriff’s Office investigated the circumstance.
Linked court docket documents and details can be identified on the internet site of the U.S. District Courtroom for the Jap District of North Carolina or on PACER by searching for Circumstance No. 7:21-cr-00043-BO-1.