Duplin pair sentenced for meth trafficking

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A Duplin County pair caught up in a joint federal/Duplin County Sheriff’s Office drug sting in November of 2017 has been sentenced to active prison time.

The convictions of Keven and Sarah Faircloth of Duplin County were handed down in federal court in New Bern.

Thirty-eight-year-old Kevin Faircloth was sentenced to 144 months active prison time to be followed by five years of supervised release.

He had been charged on conspiracy with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of meth, possession with intent to distribute meth and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking.

Sarah Faircloth, 26, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a quantity of meth and possession with the same intent.

She was sentenced to two years active time to be followed by three years of supervised release.

Investigators revealed during the sting that had been tagged House of Usher an operative working at the direction of the Duplin County Narcotics Division ordered a quantity of meth from Kevin Faircloth.

Detectives, testimony revealed, stopped a vehicle with Kevin and Sarah Faircloth sitting in the back seat as passengers.

The investigation revealed that Kevin Faircloth was involved with the distribution of multiple kilograms on meth in Duplin County during 2017.

It was all part of an extensive investigation by Duplin and DEA Organized Crime unit that focused on the distribution of meth is Duplin, Sampson and New Hanover counties.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy Severo prosecuted the case.

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