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Case Number: 7:21-cr-00141
Judge: Richard E. Myers, II
Court: United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina (New Hanover County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office
Description: Wilmington, North Carolina criminal law lawyer represented defendant charged with trafficking methamphetamine and possessing a firearm as a felon.
Terrance Fred Tracy, Jr., age 36, from Wilmington, North Carolina was the target of an investigation that began in June of 2020. On September 24, 2020, Tracy was arrested at the Best Western Hotel in Wilmington on an outstanding warrant for arrest for a probation violation. During the arrest, officers located a 9mm handgun with a high-capacity magazine in Tracy’s waistband. Officers then conducted a search warrant of the hotel room where Tracy was staying and located methamphetamine, ammunition, a digital scale, and other drug paraphernalia.
The investigation revealed that between June 9, 2020, and September 24, 2020, Tracy was responsible for distributing more than 600 grams of methamphetamine and possessing three firearms, one of which had an extended magazine.
Michael Easley, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina made the announcement after sentencing by Chief U.S. District Judge Richard E. Myers II. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) and the Wilmington Police Department investigated the cases and Special Assistant United States Attorney William Van Trigt prosecuted the case.
This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.
Outcome: Bureau of Prisons - 113 months concurrent - Supervised Release - 3 years concurrent with special conditions imposed - Special Assessment - $100.00 due in full immediately - Recommendations by the Court: Receive intensive substance abuse treatment - Mental health assessment and treatment - Vocational and educational opportunities - Medical, optical, and dental evaluation - Place of incarceration at a facility close to family