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Accused Drug Kingpins Sentenced to 30-Plus Years in Prison

Posted April 17, 2008 4:08 p.m. EDT

— 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.