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The lawyer for one of two men who court documents tie to a reputed Rocky Mount gang leader requested today to have his client’s federal sentencing moved to the May term of court in Raleigh.

The attorney for Bryan Walter Riccaldo said in his motion the request to move his client’s sentencing from January 31 to the May term of court was done with consent of the government.

Court documents tie Riccaldo and his co-defendant Yacine Rahmani to Tyrone “Ty Nitty” Foreman, the reputed leader of a United Blood set which operates a heroin and fentanyl distribution ring in Nash and Edgecombe counties.

There has been no action taken by the court on Rahmani’s motion to have his guilty plea withdrawn, a request that was made in 2021.

Foreman is set for sentencing on January 23 before District Judge James C. Dever III in Raleigh.

Rahmani and Riccaldo were stopped in 2020 by the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office on a return trip to New York after reportedly supplying Foreman with heroin in Rocky Mount, according to a criminal complaint filed in Foreman’s case.

A subsequent search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of 47 bricks of heroin and approximately 1 pound of marijuana. It is believed the drugs were being returned to New York because of an issue with the supply.