Convicted felon sentenced to prison on numerous drug charges in Jacksonville

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JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) A Jacksonville man was sentenced to prison on numerous drug charges.

On Monday, 57-year-old Joseph Edward Perry of Jacksonville pled guilty to habitual felon status and was sentenced to 105-138 months by Judge Henery L. stevens IV in Onslow County Superior Court.

Perry was given credit for time served in the Onslow County Detention Center, which totaled to approxiamtely 21 months.

He was arrested on June 29, 2018, on several drug charges after an investigation into the sale of crystal meth in the area of Jacksonville. 

Perry was charged with:

  • Five counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine
  • Five counts of manufacture controlled substances
  • Five counts of sell methamphetamine
  • Five counts deliver methamphetamine
  • Three counts maintaining a dwelling
  • Two counts of conspiring to sell and deliver methamphetamine
  • Five counts of possession of drug paraphernalia

The Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit investigated complaints that crystal meth was being sold in the Piney Green area of Jacksonville.

Perry, who has been in custody since his arrest, is currently in the Onslow County Detention Center awaiting transport to N.C. Central Prison in Raleigh.

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