Four street-level drug dealers who sold crack cocaine in Charlotte will each spend more than 10 years in federal prison, prosecutors said.
The group distributed crack cocaine from 2000 to 2009, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. They operated several “crack houses” just northwest of uptown on Roslyn Avenue, Gregg Street, Seldon Avenue, Gardner Avenue and Bacon Avenue. Those streets are located just off West Trade Street and Rozzelles Ferry Road.
Carlos Wright, 29, Jamie Wright, 28, Demond Slade, 28, and Jamichael McClure, 29, all of Charlotte, were sentenced in U.S. District Court last week.
Carlos Wright, Jamie Wright and Slade will each spend about 141/2 years in prison for conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. McClure was sentenced to about 121/2 years in prison.
A fifth person accused in the case, Cheron Holt, 28, of Charlotte, was sentenced earlier this year to three years in prison.
Federal sentences are served without the possibility of parole.
Prosecutors described the group as “significant street-level dealers,” saying their customers came to the crack houses day and night to buy the drug.
Holt was responsible for the distribution of at least a kilo of the drug, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. That’s just more than two pounds.
The Wright brothers, Slade and McClure distributed at least 20 kilos of crack. That’s more than 44 pounds.
The group has been in custody since they were arrested in late 2010 after an investigation led by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.