New Hanover County, NC man sentenced for distributing crack cocaine

March 25th, 2010 - 3:24 am ICT by BNO News  

WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA (BNO NEWS) – A resident of New Hanover County, North Carolina was sentenced to 246 months of imprisonment (20.5 years) and five years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute 50 grams of more of cocaine base, prosecutors said on Wednesday.

Courtney Jackson Butts III, 36, was responsible of distributing four kilograms of crack cocaine and powder cocaine from 2007 until his arrest in July 2009. Between November 2008 and December 2008 local police officers executed four controlled purchases from Butts. He was previously convicted three times for conspiracy of sale of cocaine.

Butts’ arrest was made as part of an operation named Don Quixote conducted by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force. Such operation investigates importers and distributors of cocaine, crack, heroin, ecstasy, and gang activity associated with the distribution.

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