Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Armed Wilmington drug dealer sentenced to 120 months

Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office (Port City Daily/Amy Passaretti)

WILMINGTON — Another criminal arrested during a task force coordinated strategy with federal, state and local officials last year was sentenced for drug and firearm-related charged.

Wilmington native Ronesha Greene-McNeil, 36, was sentenced Wednesday to 120 months in prison for conspiracy, distribution of methamphetamine and possession of a sawed-off semi-automatic rifle with a 110-round drum magazine.

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On five different occasions between April 7, 2021 and May 26, 2021, Greene-McNeil sold a total of more than a kilogram of methamphetamine to an undercover Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms agent in Brunswick County. The next month she sold a 9 mm handgun and a sawed-off .22 caliber semi-automatic rifle with a 110-round drum magazine to ATF agents at the same location.

On June 23, 2021, Greene-McNeil was stopped for a traffic violation and during a search of her vehicle, Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies found a kilogram of meth.

Greene-McNeil’s arrest was part of Operation Golfer, which is part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces investigation. She was one of 20 individuals arrested in the operation, spanning five counties.

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