Drug dealer convicted
Published 11:29 am Wednesday, January 30, 2019
A Southampton County man will spend the next 6-1/2 years in prison following his conviction on Tuesday in Southampton County Circuit Court for gun and narcotics charges.
According to Capt. Tim Whitt, spokesman for the Franklin Police Department, Jamir Da’Qwon White, 26, of the Southampton Meadows mobile home park, had been charged with four counts of the sale and distribution of cocaine, as well as possession of a firearm while in the commission of the sale of cocaine. He was arrested in 2017 following an undercover narcotics operation conducted by the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Border Enforcement Security Task Force, in partnership with the FPD. The drug sales, Whitt said, occurred within Franklin’s city limits.
White was convicted on all charges. In addition to his active sentence of 6-1/2 years, he also received 10 years of supervised probation and 20 years of good behavior, as well as being required to repay all court costs.
“The partnering of Franklin Police with U.S. Homeland Security Investigations, Border Enforcement Security Task Force, has allowed federal resources to be brought to bear in combating narcotics offenses and gun violence in the City of Franklin, thereby improving the quality of life for its law-abiding citizens,” Whitt said.