RALEIGH, N.C. – A Pamlico County man was sentenced on Thursday, January 28, 2021, to 100 months in prison for the distribution of methamphetamine and cocaine.
According to court documents, Curtis Trevore Bell, 38, began selling methamphetamine and cocaine almost immediately after serving a ten-year sentence for murder. In a thirteen-month period, authorities purchased narcotics from Bell, a known member of the United Blood Nation, fourteen times. During the same time frame, U.S. Marshals removed Bell from a Federal courthouse in Elizabeth City when Bell appeared at a trial of a notorious drug dealer in New Bern to intimidate the Government’s witnesses.
Robert J. Higdon, Jr., U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Terrence W. Boyle. This case is part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force in the Eastern District of North Carolina focusing on narcotics distributors in Pamlico County. The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office, North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, Homeland Security Investigation, and the Drug Enforcement Administration investigated the case and Assistant U.S. Attorney J.D. Koesters 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. 4:20-cr-00043-BO.