A man charged in a seven-count drug indictment was remanded to federal custody Tuesday following a detention hearing before Magistrate Judge James E. Gates in Raleigh.
According to notes filed in the electronic court record in the case of Michael Delinda Stansbury, Gates ruled, “The court finds by clear and convincing evidence that there is no condition or set of conditions to reasonably assure the safety of the community and by a preponderance of the evidence that there is no condition or set of conditions to reasonably assure the appearance of the defendant as required if the defendant were to be released before trial.”
The judge ordered Stansbury detained and placed him into the custody of United States Marshals.
The order of detention pending trial notes Stansbury is charged in a crime in which he could serve 10 years or more of prison time.
It also said while the defendant presented evidence to rebut detention, the court concluded the government convincingly proved its arguments.
Federal court records show Stansbury was indicted on the following charges:
Counts 1 and 4 – Possession with intent to distribute a quantity of cocaine and crack.
Counts 2 and 5 – Possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime
Counts 3 and 6 – Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
Count 7 – Possession with intent to distribute 500 grams of cocaine
He also faced a string of local charges. They are as follows:
On January 20, 2017, agents executed a search warrant and seized more than 36 grams of cocaine, 11 pills, six long rifles, three shotguns and two handguns.
On February 3, 2017, agents executed two search warrants. During the first more than 50 grams of cocaine, 66 controlled pills, 117 grams of marijuana and a handgun was seized.
In the second search warrant, 9 grams of crack cocaine, and 26 grams of cocaine was seized.
On March 9, 2018, agents conducted a traffic stop on Stansbury.
During the traffic stop Stansbury drove away and agents gave chase.
During the chase Stansbury threw out a half-kilogram of cocaine from the driver’s side window. The cocaine was recovered immediately.