Brit pleads guilty to meth trafficking in Brunswick County

Brit pleads guilty to meth trafficking in Brunswick County

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) - A British citizen pleaded guilty to trafficking methamphetamine in Brunswick County Superior Court on Monday.

Tristan James Campbell Mardall, a longtime U.S. resident and official citizen of the United Kingdom, pleaded guilty to one count of trafficking methamphetamine and will spend at least the next four years in state prison.

Superior Court Judge Gregory Bell sentenced Mardall to a minimum of 50 months to a maximum of 72 months in the North Carolina Department of Adult Corrections.

Mardall, 48, was arrested following a traffic stop in May 2016 and accused of trafficking more than 200 grams, but less than 400 grams of methamphetamines.

The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office Drug Enforcement Unit and the Drug Enforcement Administration investigated the case, which was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Chris Thomas.

At the time of sentencing, Immigration and Customs Enforcement had a detainer placed on Mardall. He has a prior conviction for possession of methamphetamine in Illinois in 2006.

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