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Wilmington Man Sentenced for Drug Trafficking

U.S. Attorney’s Office February 04, 2013
  • Eastern District of North Carolina (919) 856-4530

WILMINGTON—United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that in federal court on January 31, 2013, Senior United States District Judge James C. Fox, sentenced David Crummy, 50, of Wilmington, North Carolina, to 180 months’ imprisonment, followed by five years’ supervised release.

On February 28, 2012, Crummy pled guilty to conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute and distributing more than 280 grams of cocaine base (crack).

On June 30, 2011, New Hanover County Sheriff’s detectives executed a search warrant at the residence of one of Crummy’s co-conspirators in Wilmington North Carolina. During the search, officers found approximately 249 grams of crack cocaine. Crummy and several conspirators had been converting cocaine into crack cocaine at the time of the search warrant.

During the course of the investigation, it was uncovered that Crummy was responsible for the importation, conversion, and distribution of more than four kilograms of cocaine base (crack) from January 2010 until the time of his arrest. Crummy was supplying crack cocaine in the Wilmington area.

This case was brought as a part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) Operation entitled WoofPack, investigating importers and multi-level distributors of heroin, cocaine, crack cocaine, and gang activity associated with this distribution. So far, 29 persons have been sentenced in federal court as a part of this OCDETF.

Investigation of this OCDETF case is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (Safe Streets Task Force); the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations; the Wilmington Police Department; the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office; and the Greenville Police Department. Special Assistant United States Attorney Timothy Severo represents the government. Mr. Severo is a prosecutor with the New Hanover District Attorney’s Office. District Attorney Ben David has assigned him to the United States Attorney’s Office to prosecute federal Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force criminal matters.

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