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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Eastern District of North Carolina

For Immediate Release

Friday, October 5, 2018
Robert J. Higdon, Jr.
, United States Attorney
Contact: Don Connelly

Bolivia, NC Man Sentenced to 117 Months in Prison for Drug Trafficking and Firearms Offenses

RALEIGH – The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon, Jr., announced that today in federal court, United States District Terrence W. Boyle sentenced MICHAEL MONTRAY FRINK, 25, of Bolivia, North Carolina, to 117 months in prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release.

 

FRINK was charged by Indictment in the Eastern District of North Carolina with possession with intent to distribute heroin (Count One), possession of a firearm by a convicted felon (Count Two), and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime in violation (Count Three).

 

In 2017, the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office received information that FRINK was selling heroin from his home in Calabash, North Carolina.

 

Agents conducted controlled purchases of heroin from FRINK at his home, and the agents then obtained a warrant to search FRINK’s home.

 

On June 9, 2017, the warrant was executed. Agents seized more than eight thousand dollars; two stolen, semi-automatic firearms (a 9mm Ruger handgun and a 9mm Glock handgun); ammunition; digital scales; more than 28 grams of heroin; and more than four grams of fentanyl. Prior to possessing the firearms, FRINK had been convicted of a felony.

 

FRINK agreed to be interviewed and admitted that all of the contraband, including the drugs and firearms, were his.

 

This case was brought by the United States Attorney’s Office through partnerships with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Scott A. Lemmon.

 

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