Jury Convicts Jacksonville Man, Austin Kyle Lee of Narcotics and Firearms Offenses
NEW BERN, N.C (STL.News) Yesterday a federal jury convicted a Jacksonville man on charges of Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess With the Intent to Distribute One (1) Kilogram or More of a Mixture or Substance Containing a Detectable Amount of Heroin, a Quantity of Marijuana, and Five (5) Kilograms or More of Cocaine; Distribution of a Quantity of Heroin, and Aiding and Abetting; Possess With the Intent to Distribute One Hundred (100) Grams or more of a Mixture or Substance Containing a Detectable Amount of Heroin, a Quantity of Marijuana and a Quantity of Cocaine; Possession of Firearms in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime; and Possession of Firearms by a Convicted Felon.
According to court records and evidence presented at trial, Austin Kyle Lee, also known as Justin, 30, of Jacksonville sold heroin to dealers in Jacksonville on multiple occasions, beginning in 2016. Through further investigation, it was determined that Lee, who was on parole for a felony drug conviction out of New York, was maintaining a house next door to his probation-official residence.
Officers searched Lee’s stash house on Ridge View Drive and found over $210,000.00 in cash, 354.4 grams of cocaine, 159.72 grams of heroin, and 118.95 grams of marijuana.