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Man gets seven years for drug trafficking in Fuquay-Varina

Posted July 10, 2012

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— A man convicted of selling drugs in Wake County for a decade was sentenced Monday to seven years in prison.

Senior U.S. District Judge W. Earl Britt handed down the sentence to Steven Andre Dennis, 30, for conspiring to distribute and possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine and powder cocaine.

Dennis will serve five years of supervised release following his prison term.

He was arrested as part of Operation Freight Train, which is an ongoing investigation into drug trafficking in the Fuquay-Varina area, according to U.S. Attorney Thomas G. Walker.

The investigation - conducted by the Fuquay-Varina Police Department, the Wake County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration - revealed Dennis sold large amounts of crack cocaine and cocaine in the southern part of Wake County from 2000 to 2010.
 

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  • jjordan231179 Jul 11, 2012

    Coach K,I retract my statement and recognize what you have commented on,but meant only that these people are just useless to society,I also share your concerns and accept your criticism as I should,just have no use for these drug users or dealers,they are costing us all.
    muggs
    July 10, 2012 6:03 p.m.
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    The dealers are costing us? How much? The users? How much? The "war on drugs" is in the TRILLIONS and look where we are. It was WASTED. Thank you!!! Why do you need a law to tell yuo crack is bad for you? LOl poor libs.

  • jjordan231179 Jul 11, 2012

    muggs July 10, 2012 12:54 p.m. Report abuse sure... let them smoke all they want... .. especially if I have one or both of my children in my backseat and this "troubled" person decides to get behind the wheel... no thanks!
    Coach K is still GREAT
    July 10, 2012 5:45 p.m.
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    LOL this person thinks people who smoke crack dont get behind the wheel now all because of a law. LOL poor poor people.

  • muggs Jul 10, 2012

    Coach K,I retract my statement and recognize what you have commented on,but meant only that these people are just useless to society,I also share your concerns and accept your criticism as I should,just have no use for these drug users or dealers,they are costing us all.

  • Coach K is still GREAT Jul 10, 2012

    I say let them all smoke as much as they want,eventually they will stop,self destruction may help clear up this segment of society that does little to contribute anything positive anyway,why stop those that will take this drug,all have no real purpose and will not be missed.

    muggs
    July 10, 2012 12:54 p.m.
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    sure... let them smoke all they want... .. especially if I have one or both of my children in my backseat and this "troubled" person decides to get behind the wheel... no thanks!

  • justafella Jul 10, 2012

    Love the ad to the right of the posts.

  • jjordan231179 Jul 10, 2012

    Why in the world do you need a law to tell you to stay away from crack? You dont have any morals? Any personal responsibility? I know crack is bad without a gov handbook on life. You libs are disturbing when it comes to the amount of laws you need to protect you from yourselves. I know cigarettes are bad so i dont smoke them. Its that simple. My rights are granted by my creator not the gov you braindead lib.

  • jjordan231179 Jul 10, 2012

    BUBBADUKE thinks laws make people stop doing drugs. I think you have lived too long. Whats Obama have to do with this? You libs are obsessed with that man. Im Libertarian why would I support lib Obama or lib Romney? Seriously!! LOL what in the world.

  • anti-Hans Jul 10, 2012

    For those of you complaining we are spending tax dollars on this - get a life. Personally I think we need to do more to enforce drug laws and lock these people away. This guy was not buying a crack rock for his personal use. He was a major distributor, and 7 years is NOTHING for what he did.

    Great work FVPD keep it up!

  • Con Amor brings luv and laughter Jul 10, 2012

    "One drug seller got more jail time than all of the crooked banking & wall st. executives combined. Sad. allinfantsareatheists"

    He also got more time than the lady who WRAL reported on last week that killed an elderly man with a hatchet for some crack money and a ring! Sad day in America, I tell ya what.

  • BubbaDuke Jul 10, 2012

    Legalize drugs...I'll bet jjordan231179 hasn't lived long enough to have a perspective. It sounds like what young people would demand - just like when I was young and stupid my generation demanded 'free love'. They argue that alcohol and tobacco are legal and they kill. Well, that's a great argument - let's legalize more drugs so more people can be killed. There's not enough driving under the influence, let's add pot. Cancer is too slow, let's prescribe crack cocaine.

    These are the people who elected Obama - educated, but lacking knowledge and common sense.

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