The U.S. Attorney's Office said two men convicted of drug trafficking crimes in the east are now facing more than a decade each of prison time.
Nigel Gray of Greenville and Torrick Rodgers of Farmville, both 34-years-old, were charged as part of a drug round up, Operation: No Quarter.
Investigators said after lengthy police work and undercover operations, they found Gray had bought and sold both heroin and cocaine. Officer said they discovered Rodgers had been buying and selling crack cocaine.
Gray was sentenced to more than 11 years of prison time plus supervised probation upon release.
Rodgers was sentenced to spend nearly 18 years in prison and must also have supervised probation upon release.
The task force organized for Operation: No Quarter was created to target Mexican drug cartel drug trafficking organizations operating not just in eastern North Carolina, but nationwide.
The U.S.Attorney's office said those organizations are to blame for large quantities of cocaine, marijuana, meth, and heroin making it into the U.S., with the money tracing back to Mexico.