EC man gets 13 years on fed drug charges


Karlos Edwardo Poole


From staff reports

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

An Elizabeth City man has been sentenced to 13 years in federal prison after pleading guilty last week to weapon and drug trafficking charges.

Karlos Edwardo Poole, 38, of Zack Circle, entered the plea before U.S. District Judge Terrance Boyle in Raleigh on Tuesday, Nov. 7, a press release from the Elizabeth City Police Department states. Poole was originally arrested by city police.

According to the release, Poole pleaded guilty to possession with the intent to distribute 28 grams or more of crack cocaine and a quantity of cocaine and heroin, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. 

Poole was originally arrested by narcotics agents with the city police department in August 2016. Poole had been under investigation for selling heroin from a residence on Zack Circle, the release states.

Police stopped Poole’s car as he was leaving the residence just before they executed a warrant to search his house, the release states. During the stop, narcotics agents found in Poole’s possession of 28 grams of crack cocaine, 74 grams of powder cocaine, 37 grams of heroin, 34 grams of marijuana, $7,000 in cash and a firearm. Agents also seized two cars registered in Poole’s name.

Poole was arrested and remained in state custody until federal agents with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives took over the case in December 2016.

In addition to the active prison sentence, Boyle sentenced Poole to serve a period of supervised release at the conclusion of his prison term.