Duplin County Methamphetamine Trafficker, Ashley Shackelford Receives 90 Months in Federal Prison
WILMINGTON, N.C (STL.News) Ashley Shackelford, 35, of Duplin County, was sentenced yesterday to 90 months imprisonment for: (1) Conspiracy to Possess with the Intent to Distribute and Distribute 500 grams of a mixture and substance containing Methamphetamine; and (2) Possess with the Intent to Distribute of 500 grams of a mixture of substance containing Methamphetamine.
The evidence presented in court revealed that on June 30, 2020, the Drug Enforcement Administration, (DEA) working with the Duplin County Narcotics Detectives, received information that Shackelford had recently been in possession of several ounces of methamphetamine and a firearm at her residence. Agents developed additional information that Shackelford and another person were traveling to Atlanta, Georgia to pick up two pounds of methamphetamine and then returning to Eastern North Carolina. On July 1, 2020, Sampson County Detectives stopped a car driven by Shackelford with a passenger in Newton Grove. Detectives found more than a kilogram and half of methamphetamine in the car. During the investigation law enforcement discovered that Shackelford had assisted in the delivery of more than two and a half kilograms of methamphetamine from Atlanta to Eastern North Carolina during 2020.