Man sentenced for selling pot to high school kids, illegally possessing AR-15

ONSLOW COUNTY, NC (WITN) - An Onslow County man will spend the next ten years in federal prison for selling drugs near an Onslow County high school.

Michael Radetski had already pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

In December 2016, Onslow County deputies searched the man's home that was near Dixon High School.

Inside they found a loaded AR-15 rifle, a 60-round drum magazine, three rifle magazines, three handgun magazines, a 9mm pistol, multiple rounds of ammunition, 156.2 grams of marijuana, a marijuana smoking pipe, a water bong, digital scales, grinders, a pistol holster, and a ballistic vest. Additionally, officers found tools and parts typically used to make and/or modify firearms.

Deputies learned that Radetski was selling marijuana to the high school students and others while threatening to place explosives in the vehicle of any student who "snitched" on him.

The feds also say the man paid a 19-year-old to buy the AR-15 for him and that his wife signed a notarized letter falsely claiming that it was hers. As a convicted felon, Radetski was not allowed to possess a firearm, according to a news release.

After serving the ten years, the 42-year-old Holly Ridge man will be on four years of supervised release.