Drug deals lead to prison sentence

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Bayboro, North Carolina – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced that, in Pamlico County Superior Court yesterday, GEORGE F. FENDERSON, 49, of Leland, was convicted upon his guilty plea to felony drug offenses and was sentenced to prison. Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ben Alford presided over this term of court, and Assistant District Attorney Christy Hawkins prosecuted the cases in court.

In August, 2016, an investigator with the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office, along with an agent from the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, conducted an undercover purchase from FENDERSON in which a quantity of cocaine and heroin were provided.

Prior to his case being called for trial, FENDERSON pled guilty to one count of Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Cocaine, and one count of Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Heroin. Judge Alford sentenced FENDERSON to consecutive prison sentences of 11 to 23 months each, for a total sentence of 22 to 46 months. Judge Alford also imposed the payment of court costs of more than $ 2700.00. When FENDERSON is released from the Division of Adult Correction, he will be subject to a nine-month term of post-release supervision, similar to probation, during which time he will be subject to random drug screens and warrantless searches by a supervising officer. If he violates that post-release supervision, he could be ordered to serve more time in prison as a penalty.


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