Armed Crystal Methamphetamine Trafficker Sentenced to 14 Years

RALEIGH, N.C. – A Fayetteville man was sentenced today to 168 months in prison and five years of supervised release for trafficking crystal methamphetamine and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

On February 24, 2021, Terekus Derrell Rogers pled guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute Fifty Grams or More of Crystal Methamphetamine (Count One); Possession with Intent to Distribute Fifty Grams or More of Crystal Methamphetamine (Count Two); and Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime (Count Three).

According to court documents and other information presented in court, Rogers, 39, sold crystal methamphetamine to a confidential informant on several dates from May to July, 2020.

Rogers was arrested on July 30, 2020 and was found in possession of more than 26 grams of crystal methamphetamine.  Agents then executed a search warrant at Rogers’s residence. Agents seized almost 800 grams of crystal methamphetamine; a rifle; a revolver; a handgun; almost 150 rounds of ammunition; drug packaging materials; and more than $28,000 in currency.

G. Norman Acker, III, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge James C. Dever III. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) and the Fayetteville Police Department investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott Lemmon  prosecuted the case.

This effort is part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) operation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the highest-level criminal organizations that threaten the United States using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach. Additional information about the OCDETF Program can be found at https://www.justice.gov/OCDETF.

Related court documents and information can be found on the website of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina or on PACER by searching for Case No. 5:20-CR-375-D-1.

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