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Three Wilmington men sentenced for federal drug crimes


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Three Wilmington men have been sentenced on federal drug convictions.

Andrew Roland, 37, will spend 10 years in prison after pleading guilty earlier this year to distributing heroin. He was arrested in late 2011 after Wilmington Police made three undercover purchases from him. Investigators say when they served warrants on several homes in the 500 block of Swann Street a month later, they found raw heroin, more than 100 bags of heroin and seven stolen firearms.

Michael Renard Harrison, 42, will spend up to eight years behind bars. Law enforcement in South Carolina also stopped him in 2012 with more than $14,000 in drug money. Investigators say Harrison was responsible for distributing more than four kilograms of cocaine and half a kilogram of crack

And a judge sentenced William Haywood Houck, 36, to 7.5 years. In the fall of 2011, undercover Wilmington Police officers bought heroin from Houck. A month later Greensboro Police arrested Houck and other co-conspirators with $9,000 they planned to use to buy heroin in New York. Wilmington Police arrested him in February 2012 at a home on Greenfield Street, where they found heroin, PCP and cocaine base. Investigators say a week earlier Houck and others had packaged about 600 bags of heroin at the home.

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