Four Oaks Man Sentenced To 48 Months In Prison

RALEIGH – A Four Oaks man was sentenced today to 48 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin, aiding and abetting.

Luis Octavio Gonzalez-Gonzalez. Nash County Sheriff’s Office Mugshot

According to court documents, Luis Octavio Gonzalez-Gonzalez, 32, was the driver of a car stopped in Nash County for traffic violations.  Officers immediately observed marijuana in the car and Gonzalez-Gonzalez and his two passengers gave conflicting stories about where they had traveled.  Upon a search of the trunk of the vehicle, officers located over 1,400 grams of heroin.

On September 24, 2019, Gonzalez-Gonzalez pled guilty to federal drug charges.

Robert J. Higdon, Jr., U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, made the announcement after sentencing today by U.S. District Judge James C. Dever III.

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Nash County Sheriff’s Office, and the North Carolina State Crime Laboratory investigated the case and Assistant U.S. Attorney Dena King  prosecuted the case.