One of two men indicted federally following a 2020 traffic stop in Halifax County was sentenced to 30 months in prison after pleading guilty to drug charges.
Sentencing for Yacine Rahmani was held last week in Raleigh before District Judge James C. Dever II. The information on his sentence was not entered until today.
Dever sentenced Rahmani to 30 months each on counts 1 and 2 of his indictment but ordered that the sentences be served concurrently for a total term of 30 months. He was ordered to serve three years of supervised release at the expiration of his sentence.
His co-defendant, Bryan Walter Riccaldo, is scheduled for sentencing 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.