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Gang member recently released for murder gets 7 years for meth

U.S. Attorney, eastern district NC, Michael Easley (Port City Daily/Amy Passaretti)

RALEIGH – Anthony Jackson, 32, of Wilmington, was sentenced to 84 months in prison for distribution of a quantity of methamphetamine Thursday.

Jackson was released from North Carolina State prison in January 2021 after serving a 12-year sentence for second degree murder. Jackson and another person arrived at a location in Brunswick County, where Jacson sold an undercover ATF agent 27 grams of methamphetamine, and Jackson drove to the deal with a handgun in his car.

Michael Easley, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Terrence W. Boyle. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the New Hanover and Brunswick County Sheriffs’ Offices investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Gabe Diaz and Timothy Severo prosecuted the case.

The conviction resulted from “Operation Golfer,” which is part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) investigation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles drug traffickers, money launderers, gangs, and transnational criminal organizations.

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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