A drug dealer well-known to law enforcement was sentenced to active time in prison Thursday in Edgecombe County Superior Court after accepting a plea bargain from the district attorney's office.
William Earl Daniel, 43, of 206 Ainsley Circle, Tarboro, pled guilty to two sets of charges that stem from various drug roundups within the county where he was arrested for selling drugs to an undercover officer on at least six different occasions in a two year period.
In the first case, Daniel pled guilty to felony possession of cocaine and felony maintain a dwelling/vehicle to store controlled substances. In the second case he pled guilty to possession with the intent to sell and deliver cocaine.
According to the Clerk of Courts Office, Superior Court Judge Walter Godwin sentenced Daniel to serve 16 to 17 months for the first set of charges and 10 to 12 months for the second set. Those sentences are to run concurrent with each other and Daniel will be released in 10 months. Godwin also ordered that the drugs seized from Daniel be destroyed as ordered by the state
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