WILMINGTON, N.C. – A Wilmington, NC man was sentenced today to 132 months in prison for the distribution of a quantity of cocaine base (crack) and possession with the intent to distribute more than twenty-eight (28) grams of cocaine base (crack).
According to court documents, Peter R. Galloway, 34, sold a quantity of cocaine base (crack) to a confidential informant on July 9, 2019. The next day, law enforcement in Wilmington executed a search warrant on Galloway’s residence and found more than twenty-eight (28) grams of cocaine base (crack), drug paraphernalia, a digital scale and manufacturing materials that contained cocaine residue.
Robert J. Higdon, Jr., U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina made the announcement after sentencing by Chief U.S. District Judge Terrence W. Boyle. The Wilmington Police Department and Drug Enforcement Adminstration investigated the case and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Murphy Averitt prosecuted the case.
Related court documents and information can be found on the website of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina or on PACER by searching for Case No. 7:19-cr-00164-BO.
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