Duplin County Methamphetamine Trafficker, Jason Hyland Receives More Than 11 Years in Federal Prison
WILMINGTON, NC (STL.News) Jason Hyland, 39, of Duplin County, was sentenced yesterday to 134 months in prison for Conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing methamphetamine.
According to court documents and evidence presented in court, on June 30, 2020, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents working with Duplin County Narcotics Detectives received information that Hyland and Ashely Shakelford were traveling to Atlanta, Georgia to pick up two pounds of methamphetamine and then would be returning to Eastern North Carolina. On July 1, 2020, DEA agents assisted by Sampson County Sheriff’s Office Detectives stopped a car driven by Shakelford with Hyland as the sole passenger. The car was stopped in the Newton Grove area returning from Georgia. Detectives had a K-9 conduct a sniff of the car and the K-9 detected the odor of narcotics. Detectives searched the car and found more than a kilogram and half of methamphetamine. During the investigation, law enforcement discovered that between May and June 2020, Hyland made approximately 8 trips to Georgia to pick up methamphetamine.