Clayton drug dealer gets 30 years in prison

From staff reportsJuly 20, 2013 

— Convicted drug dealer Calvin Wright Mitchell, 27, of Clayton was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Friday by U.S. District Court Judge Terrence Boyle.

Mitchell was also ordered to serve 10 years of supervised release after completing his sentence, according to a statement from the U.S. Justice Department.

A jury on May 24 found Mitchell guilty of distributing and conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine.

According to the Justice Department, Mitchell had been involved since 2001 with several other individuals in dealing crack in the Smithfield area. He was held accountable for more than 152 kilograms of the drug.

He had been convicted of selling powder and crack cocaine on “approximately nine” other occasions since 2001.

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