RALEIGH – United States Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr. announced that today in federal court, Chief United States District Judge Terrence W. Boyle sentenced RASHON DESHAY MCNEIL, 28, of Sharpsburg, North Carolina to 96 months imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release..
MCNEIL was named in a five-count Indictment filed on December 4, 2018 charging him with four counts of distribution of a quantity of heroin, and distribution of a quantity of cocaine. On February 6, 2019, Mcneil pled guilty to each of the charges.
According to the investigation, MCNEIL distributed heroin and cocaine in Wilson county. As part of the investigation, law enforcement utilized an informant to make controlled drug buys directly from MCNEIL. On November 5, 2018, MCNEIL was arrested on related state charges where he possessed cocaine base (crack), marijuana, and drug paraphernalia, such as two digital scales.
This case is part of the United States Attorney’s Office’s Take Back North Carolina Initiative. This initiative emphasizes the regional assignment of federal prosecutors to work with law enforcement and District Attorney’s Offices on a sustained basis in those communities to reduce the violent crime rate, drug trafficking, and crimes against law enforcement.
Investigation of this case was conducted by the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office, Wilson Police Department, and North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Dena King represented the government.