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One man tied to a convicted Rocky Mount gang leader is expected to be sentenced Tuesday while his co-defendant is scheduled for sentencing in July.

Federal court records show that Yacine Rahmani is scheduled for sentencing in Raleigh at 9 a.m. Tuesday before District Judge James C. Dever III while Bryan Walter Riccaldo is scheduled to appear before Dever on July 10.

Court documents tie the men to Tyrone “Ty Nitty” Foreman, a Rocky Mount leader of the G-Shine Bloods gang, a subset of the United Blood Nation gang, who was sentenced to 360 months in prison on March 31.

Foreman pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute heroin, fentanyl, and marijuana, and conspiracy to commit wire fraud.  

The two counts Rahmani and Riccaldo pleaded guilty to charge they knowingly and intentionally conspired to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute heroin, marijuana, and fentanyl and in count two they aided and abetted one another to possess and distribute heroin and marijuana. 

The amount attributable to Riccaldo is a kilogram or more of heroin, a quantity of marijuana, and 400 grams or more of fentanyl.

The amount attributable to Rahmani is 100 grams or more of heroin, a quantity of marijuana, and 400 grams or more of heroin.

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.