Wayne County drug dealer sentenced in federal court | USAO-EDNC
WILMINGTON, North Carolina – A Goldsboro man was sentenced yesterday to 120 months in prison for trafficking methamphetamine. On March 22, 2022, Steven Eugene Patrick pleaded guilty to the charges.
According to court documents and other information presented to the court, in March 2021, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (“ATF”) and the Goldsboro Police Department began investigating on Patrick and others in connection with methamphetamine distribution in and around Goldboro. At the time of the inquest, Patrick, who has 17 criminal convictions over the past 34 years, was on post-release state supervision which required him to wear an ankle monitor and remain in close proximity to his residence. . On March 4, 2021, law enforcement was able to make a controlled purchase of more than 50 grams of crystal meth from Patrick. Because Patrick’s ankle monitor required him to stay close to home, the drug deal took place on the street just outside his home.
Michael Easley, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, made the announcement following sentencing by U.S. District Chief Judge Richard E. Myers II. The Goldsboro Police Department and ATF investigated the case, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Dennis M. Duffy prosecuted the case.
Court documents and related information can be found on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina website or on PACER by searching for case #5: 21-cr-00351-M-1.