A 28-year-old Wadesboro man has been sentenced to 17 1/2 years in prison for his role in a conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine in Union and Anson counties.
Adrian Parker had pleaded guilty and was the last of 10 defendants sentenced to prison in connection with the drug conspiracy.
Prosecutors said the case was referred to the FBI Safe Streets Task Force by the Wadesboro Police Department to address the growing gang problem in the town of Wadesboro. The task force focused on violence and narcotics distribution.
The illegal activity, prosecutors said, involved shootings, robberies, weapons offenses, threats against law enforcement and narcotics distribution, mainly crack cocaine.
The other nine defendants in the case also pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine:
• Katrina Gould, 41, of Wadesboro, was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
• Paul Long, 27, of Wadesboro, was sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison.
• Harvey Lee Sturdivant, 33, of Peachland, was sentenced to five years and 10 months in prison.
• Duncan O. Borden, 31, of Wadesboro, was sentenced to five years in prison.
• Shaun Burns, 34, of Peachland, was sentenced to four years and eight months in prison.
• Gecoby Hailey, 27, of Wadesboro, was sentenced to 30 months in prison.
• Clayton C. Kersey, 23, of Wadesboro, was sentenced to 30 months in prison.
• Jasmine Gatewood, 23, of Wadesboro, was sentenced to 30 months in prison.
• Cedrick Little, 23, of Wadesboro, was sentenced to 20 months in prison.
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