Harnett County drug dealer sentenced to 10 years prison

July 30, 2012 

A Harnett County drug dealer has been sentenced to ten years in prison, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

Jayme Glen Eley, 23, of Dunn is sentenced to 120 months in prison.

Eley pled guilty in February to two counts of possessing with intent to distribute marijuana and two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

In February 2011, law enforcement received information that Eley had been selling marijuana out of his residence in Dunn. When investigators executed a search warrant of the residence, they found 257.5 grams of marijuana, which is more than half a pound, in two vehicles parked at the residence. They also found a 9mm Ruger pistol, and a loaded magazine in the vehicles.

Later that month, officers found marijuana in Eley's vehicle when he tried to avoid a driver's license check point, which amounted to 205 grams. Officers also found $3,362 and a pistol in his car.

In a second traffic check, officers seized two bags of marijuana totaling 30 grams, along with a Lorcin .38 caliber pistol and $448.00 from Eley's car.

The last incident that led to Eley being arrested occurred in June when law enforcement received complaints about firecrackers being set off in a Dunn neighborhood. When responding to the call, officers found Eley with a .38 caliber pistol in his pocket.

Now, he is scheduled spend the next ten years in prison.

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