CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Today, U.S. District Judge Kenneth D. Bell handed down a 30-year sentence to the leader of a drug and money laundering organization operating across the Carolinas, announced Dena J. King, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. In addition to the prison term imposed, U.S. District Judge Kenneth D. Bell ordered Jared Shemaiah Jones, 39, of Alpharetta, Georgia, to serve five years of supervised release.

U.S. Attorney King is joined in making this announcement by Robert J. Murphy, Special Agent in Charge of the Atlanta Field Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), which oversees the Charlotte District Office; Tommy D. Coke, Inspector in Charge of the Atlanta Division of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS), which oversees Charlotte; Ronnie Martinez, Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in North Carolina and South Carolina; and Donald “Trey” Eakins, Special Agent in Charge of the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division, Charlotte Field Office (IRS-CI).

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