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Paroled Murderer Facing Drug Charges

Posted April 20, 2008
Updated April 21, 2008

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— A convicted murderer is back in jail facing drug and gun charges.

Lenn Spivey, 47, was on parole for a 1979 second-degree murder conviction. He was sentenced to no less than 45 years in prison, but was paroled last year.

Wake County sheriff's deputies arrested Spivey on Sunday.

Spivey was charged with possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of cocaine and marijuana with the intent to distribute.


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  • Redfoxxnc Apr 21, 2008

    Well, at least he had drugs this time. And since he had a gun it should be federal which means he'll have to serve every day. For murder, rape, molesting small children you get out early. For selling drugs you stay longer. Makes perfect sense.

  • Eduardo1 Apr 21, 2008

    lovecarolinagutters You nailed it! Charlie Manson & Sirhan Sirhan ave been better prisoners then this dirt bag, and they are still in the prison system

  • RainierBeer Apr 21, 2008

    What is wrong with our prison officials? At least they arrested him before the headline read, "Parolee Charged in Drug-related Murder" Boy then we'd really hear it, and not only would the mental health program be under scrutiny. Maybe the parole system should be looked at more closely...

  • Dr. Dataclerk Apr 21, 2008

    They parole the wrong people all the time. When is the prison system going to wake up?

  • Coach K is GREAT Apr 21, 2008

    Shocking... just SHOCKING...

  • TheAdmiral Apr 21, 2008

    Hope he likes prison. Violating parole on a murder - say bu-bye!

  • lovecarolinagutters Apr 21, 2008

    According to NC Department of Corrections website, Lenn Spivey had 29 infractions while incarcerated. He also had several charges while in prison for possession of narcotics/paraphenalia. I wouls hardly call this "good behavior".

  • b4self Apr 21, 2008

    ok so now does he serve his 45 yrs or does he get parol for this too,after all prisons are still full and po are still busy,such a joke ::::

  • Tom Morrow Apr 21, 2008

    wow, he snowballed the parole board, huh? Bet they feel really smart...

    And yeah, why DOES a convicted murderer even get out on parole to begin with? Good behavior?!? Uh, hmm. Something is not right here...

  • Yelena Apr 21, 2008

    obviously, he didn't learn to value his freedom in prison. Since he does not, do not let him out a 2nd time.