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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – A Wilmington man who faced drug charges was sentenced to more than 20 years in prison Tuesday, according to a spokesperson on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice.
A judge sentenced Carl Eugene McPhaul, 44, to 262 months imprisonment and five years of supervised release.
McPhaul pleaded guilty May 7 to possession with intent to deliver marijuana and cocaine, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
In August of 2011, McPhaul was on a moped when he was pulled over for a traffic violation by Wilmington Police officers. It was then that officers noticed a bulge in McPhaul’s waistband area, and they suspected it was a gun. They soon recovered a .22 caliber firearm from McPhaul, which was loaded with six rounds of ammunition.
Officers proceeded to search the moped, where they found 3.94 grams of marijuana, 1.52 grams of crack cocaine and .92 grams of powder cocaine.
McPhaul was subsequently arrested and admitted at the police station that he sold drugs.
Additionally, he is a convicted felon, having 11 prior felonies, 10 of which were drug-related.
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