A Cumberland County man was convicted Tuesday in U.S. District Court of drug and firearms offenses, the Fayetteville Police Department said in a release.
Reshod Jamar Everett, 36, is scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 22.
Police say Everett ran a drug trafficking operation from his home, which he also used as a daycare center.
Agents seized drugs, more than $65,000 and eight loaded firearms from the home, including high-powered rifles, the release said.
“Armed drug trafficking poses a significant danger to the community, particularly when loaded guns and drugs are stored at an in-home daycare,” Michael Easley, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, said in the release. “I am proud of our trial team and investigative partners with the Fayetteville Police Department, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Internal Revenue Service.”
Everett was convicted of the following charges:
*Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 1,000 kilograms or more of marijuana, 5 kilograms or more of cocaine, and a quantity of tetrahydrocannabinol;
*Possession with intent to distribute a quantity of marijuana and a quantity of cocaine, and aiding and abetting;
*Possession with intent to distribute a quantity of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and a quantity of tramadol;
*Possession with intent to distribute a quantity of marijuana, and aiding and abetting; and
*Two counts of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
According to court documents and information presented at trial, Everett was charged by superseding indictment on Aug. 18.
In the release, the Police Department provided this synopsis of the case:
In 2018, investigators with the Police Department determined that Everett was distributing large amounts of controlled substances in the Fayetteville area, including from an apartment in Fayetteville.
On July 16, 2018, agents conducted a traffic stop of a Cadillac driven by a co-defendant, Alvin Milton Davis, as it left the apartment complex. Agents found marijuana, cocaine and a loaded handgun with an extended magazine in the vehicle.
The same day, agents obtained a search warrant for the apartment and seized more than 36 pounds of marijuana, more than 300 grams of cocaine and a loaded CZ Scorpion firearm. The apartment was leased by Everett, with Davis listed as an authorized occupant.
Investigators then determined that Everett’s primary residence was on Ronald Reagan Drive in Fayetteville and that he and his wife operated an in-home daycare in the residence.
On July 17, 2018, agents obtained a search warrant for the residence. They seized more than $65,000, eight firearms, ammunition and THC edibles. The firearms included handguns and high-powered rifles, including a PS90 rifle and a loaded DPMS Arms rifle with the selector switch set to “fire.” A witness testified that the PS90 rifle was powerful enough to pierce body armor.
In a detached shed, agents seized almost 300 grams of concentrated THC wax, tramadol and drug packaging materials.
Investigators also found a storage unit used by Everett. A search warrant was issued for the storage unit, and on July 18, 2018, it was found to contain more than 65 pounds of marijuana.
Witnesses testified that Everett was responsible for more than 1,000 kilograms of marijuana and more than five kilograms of cocaine, as well as a quantity of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
Everett faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 20 years in prison and a maximum of life imprisonment, the release said.
Davis was previously convicted and sentenced to 11 years in prison, the release said.