A Greenville man has been sentenced to more than 11 years in prison, which is almost as long as lawmen say he's been dealing drugs.
Nathan Kinta Wilkins pleaded guilty in October to selling crack cocaine. Wednesday, a federal judge sentenced Wilkins to 141 months in prison.
The Pitt County Sheriff's Office set up drug deals with Wilkins twice in 2007. Lawmen said their investigation revealed Wilkins started selling crack and powder cocaine in 1994. Wilkins was 15 years old at the time.
U.S. Attorney George Holding said, “The men and women of law enforcement work hard to protect the citizens in our communities and dealing with drug dealers puts these protectors in dangerous situations.
When we are able to highlight these cases, it is an excellent opportunity to thank law enforcement for their dedication and selfless service."