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Rangiloe Jolan Marshall
Rangiloe Jolan Marshall

A Wilmington man was sentenced as a habitual felon after pleading guilty to this week to trafficking cocaine and child abuse.

Rangiloe Jolan Marshall, 40, of Wilmington, pleaded guilty Tuesday in New Hanover County Superior Court to charges of trafficking cocaine, possession with intent to sell cocaine and misdemeanor child abuse, according to a news release from District Attorney Ben David.

Superior Court Judge J.D. Hockenberry sentenced Marshall as a habitual felon and ordered him to serve six years in the N.C. Department of Corrections.

New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office narcotics detectives executed a search warrant at Marshall’s home on South Lincoln Court in Wilmington on Sept. 25, 2014, David said. At the time, Marshall was in the home with a child. Detectives found crack cocaine in a pair of Marshall’s blue jeans and 5 grams of heroin packaged for sale in his bedroom.

“My office is committed to prosecuting people who continue to poison our community and endanger children with [drugs],” David said.

Assistant District Attorney Timothy Severo prosecuted the case for the state. Defense Attorney Andy Waters represented Marshall.