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Accused Drug Kingpins Sentenced to 30-Plus Years in Prison

Posted April 17, 2008

— Two men who authorities said oversaw a drug network that distributed more than 10,000 pounds of cocaine across eastern North Carolina were sentenced Wednesday to more than 30 years in federal prison.

Shane Marcus Hunt, 36, and Anthony Dial, 35, both of Lumberton, pleaded guilty last August to conspiracy to distribute and to possess with the intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine.

Hunt, who authorities said was the leader of the network, was sentenced to 390 months in prison and five years on supervised release. Dial, who authorities said was a high-ranking member of the network, was sentenced to to 378 months in prison and five years on supervised release and was fined $14,200.

Authorities said Stunna Automotive, in Maxton, was a hub for the drug network's activities.


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  • OrdinaryCitizen Apr 17, 2008

    Give them the death sentence and I bet many of their followers would look for another job.
    --just tired of crime and this country needs to save every dime.

  • Gork Apr 17, 2008

    At $60/gram, that's $295 million worth on the street. Just a hunch - these were not the "kingpins" of the operation...

  • PC is for Losers Apr 17, 2008

    Hatin' it. Unless you are their competition!

  • discowhale Apr 17, 2008

    They get out just in time to get Social Security. Not enough time, for the crime.

  • Just Once Apr 17, 2008

    Works for me!

  • thugsnightmare Apr 17, 2008

    Fishman, 370 months is in excess of 30 years not 3 years. Fed time is day for day.

  • Fishman Apr 17, 2008

    At least they're in for now. What happens in three years when they are out on parole?