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Case Number: 7:20-cr-00071-M-1
Judge: Richard E. Myers, II
Court: United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina (New Hanover)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States District Attorney’s Office, Wilmington, North Carolina
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Description: Wilmington, North Carolina drug distribution criminal defense lawyer represented Blake Greenfield, who was charged by the United States of America with conspiracy to distribute cocaine and felony possession of a firearm.
According to court documents and evidence presented in court, Blake Greenfield, 38, was involved in the importation and distribution of Crack Cocaine into Wilmington from July through September 2019. On September 23, 2019, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) along with the Wilmington Police Department arranged a controlled delivery of 2 ounces of crack cocaine from Greenfield at a location in Wilmington. Greenfield fled when law enforcement attempted to arrest him. Greenfield was found in possession of approximately 2 ounces of crack cocaine and more than $3,000 dollars. Law Enforcement searched his residence and found additional cocaine and more than $2,500 dollars and information for a storage unit in Louisburg, North Carolina. Law enforcement searched the unit and found two handguns. Greenfield had been previously convicted of trafficking in cocaine and was prohibited from possessing a handgun. The investigation revealed that Greenfield had been involved in the distribution of more than a kilogram of crack cocaine.
Robert J. Higdon, Jr., U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Richard E. Myers II. The ATF, New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office and the Wilmington Police Department investigated the case and Assistant U.S. Attorneys Timothy Severo and Bryan Stephany prosecuted the case. This case was part of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) investigation “Round Tree Hill” focusing on an armed drug trafficking organization involved in the importation of heroin and crack cocaine into Eastern North Carolina.
Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess With the Intent to Distribute Two Hundred and Eighty (280) Grams of Cocaine Base (Crack)
Outcome: Bureau of Prisons - Count 1: 85 months - Count 2: 85 months - Count 3: 85 months and shall run concurrently (Total term: 85 months) - Supervised Release - Count 1: 5 years - Count 2: 5 years - Count 3: 3 years and shall run concurrently (Total term: 5 years) - Special conditions imposed - Special Assessment - Count 1: $100 - Count 2: $100 - Count 3: $100 (Total of $300 due in full immediately) - Recommendations by the Court: Most intensive drug treatment - Vocational training/educational opportunities - Place of incarceration at the Federal Correctional Institution in Butner or a facility near family. Remanded to custody.