Lexington: Shyreek Thatch Sentenced for Drug Offenses

Lexington: Shyreek Thatch Sentenced for Drug Offenses

Gang Member, Shyreek Thatch Receives Nine Years in Federal Prison for Drug Offenses

RALEIGH, N.C (STL.News) Shyreek Thatch, 21, of Lexington, North Carolina, was sentenced to 108 months imprisonment for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of a 100 grams or more of heroin and a quantity of methamphetamine and cocaine, distribution of a quantity of heroin (aiding and abetting), and possess with intent to distribute and distribution of a 100 grams or more of heroin and a quantity of methamphetamine and cocaine (aiding and abetting).

The evidence presented in court and other information revealed that on November 14, 2019, the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office conducted a controlled purchase of a half an ounce of heroin from Thatch.  Following this controlled purchase, another purchase of heroin was orchestrated by law enforcement.  Detectives conducted surveillance on Thatch and another person as they left an apartment on Park Avenue in Wilmington and drove to the meeting location.  Thatch and the other person fled after law enforcement identified themselves.  Thatch attempted to discard a quantity of heroin before he was arrested.

His co-defendant hid a loaded .40 caliber handgun prior to his arrest. 

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