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Man gets life sentence for federal drug charges

Curtis Lakoy Edmonds, 34, of Oxford, was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday after being convicted of federal drug charges.

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OXFORD, N.C. — An Oxford man was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday after being convicted of federal drug charges.

In May, a federal jury found Curtis Lakoy Edmonds, 34, guilty of three counts of distribution of five grams or more crack and one count of conspiring to distribute and possession with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of crack.

Prosecutors said that Edmonds was targeted as part of Operation Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force, a crackdown by federal, state and local authorities on importers and multi-level distributors of cocaine and crack.

Investigators said that Edmonds distributed a kilogram of crack cocaine and 380 grams of cocaine from April 2007 to June 2008. Prosecutors said that in three incidents, he sold crack cocaine to a witness cooperating with Oxford police.

Prosecutors said that Edmonds had 24 prior felony and misdemeanor convictions, including four drug-related felonies.

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