Patrick Boyd Gets 20 Years for Trafficking Cocaine, Crack Cocaine
April 19 (Charlotte, NC) – Anne M. Tompkins, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, announced today that Patrick Jerome Boyd, 38, of Chandler, Arizona, was sentenced to serve 20 years in federal prison, to be followed by ten years of supervised release for cocaine and crack cocaine trafficking conspiracy.
U.S. Attorney Tompkins is joined in making today’s announcement by Harry S. Sommers, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s Atlanta Field Division, which oversees the Charlotte District Office, Chief Rodney D. Monroe of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD), and Chief James W. Buie of the Gaston County Police Department (GPD).
To date, five additional defendants have been sentenced in connection with the investigation:
According to filed court documents and court proceedings, as part of the investigation, law enforcement agents made undercover purchases of crack cocaine from Lurry, who used Floyd as a “runner.” While conducting the investigation, law enforcement agents discovered that Boyd was the Arizona-based source of supply for the cocaine. Boyd used Henderson as a courier and Flores and Beck as money launderers. During the investigation, law enforcement agents seized approximately 1,000 grams of powder cocaine, approximately 1,000 grams of crack cocaine, and several firearms.
All defendants are currently in federal custody. Federal sentences are served without the possibility of parole. The case was investigated by DEA, the GPD, and CMPD, and the prosecution was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven R. Kaufman.
Harry S. Sommers, SAC of the DEA Atlanta Field Division encourages parents, along with their children, to educate themselves about the dangers of legal and illegal drugs by visiting DEA’s interactive websites at www.justthinktwice.com , www.GetSmartAboutDrugs.com and www.dea.gov .