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On February 23, 2022 a U.S. district judge sentenced Marcus Curry, 39, to 360 months in prison and eight years of supervised release on drug trafficking and firearms charges in Charlotte, NC.  

Marcus Curry

Marcus Curry

According to filed court documents and evidence presented at Curry’s trial, law enforcement determined that Curry engaged in drug trafficking activities in and around Gastonia, NC. 

On March 5, 2020, FBI agents and officers executed a search warrant at Curry’s residence and seized crack cocaine, powder cocaine, various chemicals and other supplies consistent with converting cocaine into crack cocaine and $1,800 in drug proceeds. 

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Cops also recovered from the residence two firearms, including an assault pistol loaded with an extended high capacity magazine, a .45 caliber handgun capable of firing shotgun shells, and a 100 round capacity ammunition drum loaded with 76 rounds. 

Curry has multiple prior felony convictions and he is prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition. According to witness testimony, in addition to engaging in drug trafficking activities, law enforcement determined that Curry was planning to intimidate a witness. 

On January 22, 2021, a federal jury convicted Curry of four counts of distribution of crack cocaine, possession with intent to distribute cocaine and crack cocaine, possession of firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking, and possession of firearms by a convicted felon. 

Curry is currently in federal custody and will be transferred to the custody of the federal Bureau of Prisons upon designation of a federal facility.