Raleigh Man Sentenced to 15 years for Armed Methamphetamine Trafficking | USAO-EDNC

NEW BERN, N.C. – A Raleigh man was sentenced today to 180 months in prison for Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing Methamphetamine, Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime, and Possession with Intent to Distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing Methamphetamine.

According to court documents, Connor Daniel Rushing, 25, was responsible for distributing over 10 kilograms of methamphetamine between November 2018 and September 2019. During the course of their investigation, law enforcement seized over 1 kilogram of methamphetamine as well as 2 firearms from the defendant. Rushing’s operation was ultimately brought to an end when he was stopped on September 29, 2019, returning from Georgia with over 500 grams of methamphetamine in his vehicle.

G. Norman Acker, III, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Louise W. Flanagan. The Raleigh Police Department and the Duplin County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case and Assistant U.S. Attorney Tom Crosby  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. 5:19-cr-00460-FL-1.

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