White Sentenced For Distribution Controlled Of A Substance

White Sentenced For Distribution Controlled Of A Substance

Bryson City Woman, Shannon White Is Sentenced To 21 Years For Distribution Of A Controlled Substance Resulting In Death

ASHEVILLE, N.C (STL.News) Shannon White, 44, of Bryson City, N.C. was sentenced to 21 years in prison late yesterday for distribution of a controlled substance resulting in death, announced William T. Stetzer, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina.  In addition to the prison term imposed, Chief U.S. District Judge Martin Reidinger ordered White to serve three under court supervision after she is released from prison.

Sheriff Curtis A. Cochran of the Swain County Sheriff’s Office and Robert J. Murphy, Special Agent in Charge of the Atlanta Field Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), which oversees the Asheville Post of Duty, join Acting U.S. Attorney Stetzer in making today’s announcement.

According to evidence presented at Shannon’s trial, witness testimony and documents filed in the case, White, who is an enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and resident of the Cherokee Indian Reservation, was involved in the distribution of narcotics in an around Jackson and Swain Counties.  Trial evidence established that on January 27, 2019, a victim, identified in court documents as J.F., ordered heroin from White. 

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Author: Waqar Nawaz