Federal Jury Convicts Dunn Man Of Distributing Drugs, Money Laundering

A federal jury in Elizabeth City has convicted a 42 year-old Dunn man on multiple charges following a three day jury trial.

Antoine Dewayne Myles, aka “Twan” was convicted following the trial last week before United States District Judge Terrance W. Boyle.

The jury found Myles guilty of Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with the Intent to Distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine and 280 grams or more of cocaine base (crack), Money Laundering Conspiracy, and Possession with the Intent to Distribute cocaine and cocaine base (crack).

The evidence at trial showed that from 2011 until his arrest on June 5, 2015, Myles and his brother Lemont Webb, were leaders in a Drug Trafficking Organization (DTO) responsible for the distribution of kilogram quantities of crack cocaine in Godwin, North Carolina. The evidence showed that Myles and Webb hired other people to work shifts selling crack cocaine from a trailer in Godwin, NC, 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.

In October 2014, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office obtained an injunction against the trailer used to distribute the crack cocaine, but Myles and Webb continued their operation, selling crack cocaine from a Winnebago across the street from the original trailer.

Myles is scheduled to be sentenced the week of June 11, 2018.

Previously, 17 other defendants have been convicted of various drug and money laundering charges arising from this investigation.