Wilmington man sentenced for distributing heroin

first_img On May 1, 2018, Kirton pleaded guilty to distribution and possession with intent to distribute a quantity of heroin. He also admitted a supervised release violation for a prior federal conviction for conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute, and distribute more than five grams of cocaine base and a quantity of heroin at the time of his sentencing.According to the U.S. Attorney’s office, the Wilmington Police Department Gang Unit and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Safe Streets Task Force investigated Kirton between October 2016 and April 2017. During that time, undercover agents made several purchases of heroin from Kirton while he was on federal supervised release for a prior drug conviction involving cocaine and heroin.The investigation was part of the Take Back North Carolina Initiative led by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina in an effort to reduce violent crime, drug trafficking and crimes against law enforcement. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) – A Wilmington man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for selling heroin to undercover agents while he was on probation for a prior federal drug conviction.According to a statement from the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, David Andrew Kirton, Jr., 25, was sentenced to 124 months in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release.- Advertisement – last_img read more