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Triangle drug lord sentenced to life in prison

Posted July 14, 2009 6:10 p.m. EDT

— 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.