Man involved in chase that killed WPD officer sentenced in federal court

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Submitted: Thu, 02/16/2012 - 9:38pm
Updated: Fri, 02/17/2012 - 11:17am

RALEIGH, NC (WWAY) — Nearly three years after a Wilmington Police officer was killed in a car chase, a man involved in the chase is sentenced for drug possession and other charges.

Matthew Gerard Hendy, 28, was sentenced in a federal courtroom yesterday to 11 and a half years in prison and five years of supervised release.

On February 18th of 2009, WPD officer Richard Matthews wrecked his car and was killed while responding to a car chase involving Hendy and three others.

According to an investigation, Hendy was part of a drug trafficking organization that was importing high quality marijuana in bulk amounts from Canada to North Carolina.

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