Wilmington Man Sentenced for Heroin Distribution
|U.S. Attorney’s Office June 24, 2013|
RALEIGH—United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that in federal court on June 21, 2013, Chief United States District Judge James C. Dever sentenced Terrance Goodman, 23, of Wilmington, North Carolina, to 125 months’ imprisonment (concurrently on each charge), followed by three years’ supervised release.
On March 18, 2013, Goodman pled guilty to conspiracy to possession with the intent to distribute and distribution of a quantity of heroin and four counts of distribution of a quantity of heroin.
During the course of the investigation, the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, the Wilmington Police Department, and the Federal Bureau of Investigations Safe Streets Task Force made four undercover purchases of heroin from Goodman between September and December 2012.
The investigation and testimony from the sentencing hearing revealed that Goodman was one of the leaders of a street gang in Wilmington with approximately 40 to 50 members. The gang has been associated with violence and narcotics distributions in the Wilmington, North Carolina 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, 37 persons have been sentenced in federal court as a part of this operation.
Investigation of this OCDETF case is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (Safe Streets Task Force); the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; the United States Marshal Service; the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation; the Wilmington, Greensboro, and Greenville Police Departments; the New Hanover and Onslow County Sheriff’s Offices; and the Florence County, South Carolina Sheriff’s Office. Special Assistant United States Attorney Timothy Severo represents the government. Mr. Severo is a prosecutor with the New Hanover County 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.