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Durham Men Arrested on Federal Drug Charges

Posted October 24, 2002 4:32 a.m. EDT

— Seven Durham men were arrested on federal drug charges during an eight-month undercover operation targeting heroin and crack cocaine trafficking.

All seven men have either pled guilty or been found guilty on the charges in a jury trial. They are in jail awaiting sentencing.

All seven face federal sentences ranging from 10 years to life in prison.

The following men pled guilty to federal narcotics charges:

  • 39-year-old Lee Patrick Whitted
  • 21-year-old Alduha Williams
  • 45-year-old Timothy Earl Mills
  • 21-year-old Joe Lee White
  • Warren Stan Johnson
  • On October 2, a federal jury found 25-year-old Greg Lamar Logan guilty on drug charges. On October 4, a federal jury found 24-year-old Sandoko Meshawn Brandon guilty.

    All seven were charged with cocaine offenses. Mills and Johnson were also charged with distribution of heroin. Johnson was recently convicted in Pitt County on charges of possession and distribution of heroin.

    The Durham Police Department's Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF), the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Durham County District Attorney's Office, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Middle District of North Carolina participated in the investigation.