Sabrina Ann Royal, 24, of Clinton, and Corey Reed Harmon, 21, of Autryville, each were sentenced for their involvement in meth activity and have now begun serving time in the federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP).
Royal was sentenced to 120 months (10 years) and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $9,695.89. Harmon was sentenced to 90 months (7.5 years) and ordered to pay $5,130.89 in restitution, said Robin Zier, public information officer for the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Both sentences are to be followed by five years supervised release.
Each previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute more than 500 grams or more of a mixture containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
According to the BOP, Royal is projected to be released Nov. 6, 2016. Harmon has a projected release date of Feb. 23, 2015.
The joint investigation by the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and subsequent prosecution by the U.S. Attorney’s Office was credited for taking a substantial bite out of the meth activity in the county.
In all, there were 24 meth labs and numerous other dump sites discovered during 57 separate responses in 2008, which dwarf the current projections for 2009. Nearing the halfway point for this year, there has been just one meth lab discovered and dismantled by local authorities.
In addition to Royal and Harmon, the six who have also been previously sentenced in federal court as part of “Juiced Out” include Craig Hobbs, 44, of Clinton; Adam Strickland, 23, of Faison; Steven McClenny, 52, of Roseboro; William Henry Paschall, 32, of Clinton; Samuel Faircloth, 42, of Autryville; and Ramon Singleton, 29, of Newton Grove.
Royal, Harmon, Hobbs and Strickland pleaded guilty to the same charges. McClenny, Paschall, Faircloth and Singleton each pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute more than 5 grams or more of a mixture containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine. Paschall also pleaded to the felony firearm charge.
The subsequent sentences handed down over the past several months were:
• Hobbs received 15 years in prison and was ordered to pay restitution of $30,142.67.
• Strickland received nearly 16 years, 11 months and court-imposed restitution of $5,130.89.
• McClenny received 14 years, two months; court-imposed restitution of $5,055.89.
• Paschall received seven years in prison.
• Faircloth received five years, four months in prison and was ordered to pay $4,957.89.
• Singleton was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Chris Berendt can be reached at 910-592-8137, ext. 121, or by email at email@example.com.