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Wilmington man sentenced to 12+ years for heroin dealing

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- A Wilmington man has been sentenced to more than 12 years behind bars after pleading guilty to drug charges.

A federal judge sentenced Donald Ray Boston, 39, to 151 months in prison followed by three years supervised release. In November Boston pleaded guilty to possessing with intent to distribute heroin.

According to the investigation, in May 2011, Wilmington Police got information that Boston was selling heroin in the Wilmington area. During the investigation, detectives learned Boston would get the heroin from New York. On June 9, 2011, police learned that Boston was returning from New York. Later that day they made a traffic stop where Boston was a passenger. A narcotics K-9 was allowed to walk around and inside the vehicle. In a backpack, belonging to Boston, the dog detected narcotics. A search of the backpack revealed 41 grams of heroin.

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