A federal indictment ties Deandre Lamont “DD” Miles, who was arrested last month on fentanyl trafficking charges in Granville County, to a Roanoke Rapids man — Terry Louis Kearney — who was federally indicted Tuesday.
“With respect to the defendant Deandre Lamont Miles, also known as ‘DD,’ the amount involved in the conspiracy attributable to him as a result of his own conduct, and the conduct of other conspirators reasonably foreseeable to him, is one-hundred grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of heroin and four-hundred grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of fentanyl …” the first count in the true bill of indictment reads.
Referencing Kearney, 23, of Roanoke Rapids, the indictment says “the amount involved in the conspiracy attributable to him as a resμlt of his own conduct, and the conduct of other conspirators reasonably foreseeable to him, is one-hundred grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of heroin.”
Halifax County Sheriff Wes Tripp noted in a statement this afternoon Kearney was indicted on four counts — counts based on investigation conducted by the sheriff’s office in October when agents located approximately 392 grams of heroin, a handgun, boxes of bullets, lottery playing slips and a lottery slip that was folded up containing more heroin.
Kearney was arrested that evening and had been confined to the Halifax County Detention Center since then, the sheriff said in the statement.
Today Kearney was placed into the custody of a United States Department of Homeland Security investigations special agent from the Raleigh office.
Federal court records show Kearney will have a first appearance Friday morning at 10 a.m. before United States Magistrate Judge Kimberly Swank at 10 a.m. in Greenville.
Count two of the federal indictment says Kearney did knowingly and intentionally possess with the intent to distribute one-hundred grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of heroin.
Count three says on or about October 26, 2018, Kearney did knowingly possess a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime for which he may be prosecuted in a court of the United States.
Count four says Kearney has been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year while knowingly possessing a firearm.
Count five references Miles and charges on or about December 18 he knowingly and intentionally possessed with the intent to distribute four-hundred grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of fentanyl.
The indictment sets forth a forfeiture notice addressing the surrender upon conviction of proceeds and property derived from the operation and also includes weapons, United States currency and ammunition.
The investigation into Miles dates back to February, a criminal complaint filed in his case shows.
Tripp said in the statement the North Carolina Department of Public Safety Division of Community Corrections in Halifax “was very instrumental during this investigation. This is another result of how committed the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office is to rid drugs and their dealers from our communities.”
Said Tripp this afternoon: “We receive complaints on drug dealers on a regular basis in Halifax County and we work diligently to pursue those cases. People who don’t read the media and keep up with arrests complain we’re not doing anything. Cases like these show we take these complaints seriously. We welcome anyone to provide us information to help us take your neighborhood back and you will remain anonymous.”
To report drug activity call the sheriff’s office at 252-583-8201; Crimestoppers at 252-583-4444 or use the sheriff’s office tip line at this link.