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Triangle drug lord sentenced to life in prison

Posted July 14, 2009

— A judge ordered life in prison Tuesday for a man who led the an organized crime family in the Triangle.

Donald Santon Shealey, also known as "Face" or "Face Diddy" was convicted in March. Prosecutors said he was the leader of a drug organization known as the Face Mob Family which was responsible for large-scale distribution of heroin, cocaine and crack cocaine.

Drug Enforcement Agent Rodney G. Benson said, "The government has successfully dismantled a violent and notorious drug trafficking organization."

Nine co-defendants will be sentenced at a later date.


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  • Weetie Jul 15, 2009

    Good job! One down...400 thousand to go.

  • ShareTheRoad Jul 15, 2009

    With a name like Face Diddy, he deserves life in prison. As Bugs Bunny says: What a maroon!

  • RainierBeer Jul 15, 2009

    Lot of good this will do, prison is just a change of geography. He'll be running a drug ring in prison now...

  • mochabrown Jul 15, 2009

    C'mon to Wayne County...lots of drug lords/thugs there.

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Jul 15, 2009

    Given a Life Sentence. But probably eligible for parole in September.

  • ncrebel Jul 15, 2009

    And we are wasting tax dollars on this trash why? Hang him and get it over with.

    Wonder why his picture is not posted?

  • crustyhalo Jul 15, 2009

    rdutec and other's......what makes you think he wont continue his drug enterprize from inside the prison walls ? Bet you 10 to 1 he does..people like him are not going to give up what they are doing..he'll continue until somebody who thinks they are just a little tougher than him shuts him down..and he comes out of prison......horizontial......

  • RDUTEC Jul 15, 2009

    I'm glad he is behind bars and out of the picture. I'm willing to bet that there are dozens others waiting to take up his business though. Probably one or more of them turned him in just to get him outta the way.
    Good job anyway. Now go after all the others.

  • Ptah Jul 15, 2009

    "You guys are truly scary... Is that what God would want Grateful? You better be darned sure, I hear God has a great memory."

    This guy probably deserved his prison time, but come on! There is no god, no angels, some "hot" place, devils, satans, etc. Get rid of the religious judgmental ignorance. Plaeeeezzzzeee.

  • The Fox Jul 15, 2009

    Showed: did the costs include, robbery, stolen property, loss of life, health care, traffic accidents, etc, etc, associated with drugs?