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Man sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to distributing heroin

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – A Wilmington man was sentenced in federal court Wednesday to 10 years in prison with three years of supervised release after he pleaded guilty to a drug charge.

According to a news release from the U.S. Department of Justice, Kenneth Harris, 25, pleaded guilty in December 2012 to distributing a quantity of heroin.

In September 2011, undercover Wilmington Police Department officers bought heroin from Harris.

Additionally, two codefendants, Linwood Nelson and Kathy Mishoe, were transporting heroin to Harris and another coconspirator to distribute it in New Hanover County.

The group imported more than 16,500 bags of heroin from New Jersey between November 2011 and Feb. 2012.

In March 2012, WPD officials stopped a rental car that Mishoe was driving. Nelson was a passenger.

The car was coming back into Wilmington from New Jersey, and detectives found 7,500 bags of heroin, which were scheduled to be delivered to Harris and another coconspirator to distribute.

As a result, Nelson and Mishoe were charged in the conspiracy.

Nelson was sentenced to five years in prison, while Mishoe was sentenced to three years. Both were sentenced in January.

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