Four Charged With Drug Conspiracy and Distribution of Methamphetamines and Heroin

Robert J. Higdon, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, announces that a federal grand jury in Greenville has returned indictments charging BRIAN ALLEN GARDNER, age 39, of Wilson, SEAN JASON HARSTINE, age 31, of Lucama, CRYSTAL MARIE PATE, age 32, of Bailey, JAMES MADISON PARKER, age 27, of Wilson, with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamines and heroin.

If convicted of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamines and heroin, the defendants would face not more than 40 years imprisonment, $5,000,000 fine and a term of 4 years supervised release following any term of imprisonment and not more than 20 years imprisonment and a term of 3 years of supervised release for the substantive distribution charges.

The charges and allegations contained in the indictment are merely accusations.  The defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law. 

This case is being investigated by the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office.