Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Wilmington man receives 15-year sentence for armed drug distribution

A Wilmington man was sentenced to 180 months in prison Wednesday for conspiracy to distribute meth, fentanyl and heroin while using firearms. 

Edward Huffman, 39, was apprehended for selling meth and heroin on five separate occasions. Guns were reported present and visible at every instance, according to an Eastern District of North Carolina press release.

The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration investigated the case.  Officers seized 146 grams of methamphetamine, 80 grams of fentanyl, materials for distributing drugs, and a stolen handgun after executing a search warrant of Huffman’s Wilmington hotel room.

Additional drugs and eight more guns were found in Huffman’s residence.

Edward Huffman pleaded guilty to the charges on Nov. 16, 2021.

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