Wilmington man sentenced as career offender

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A Wilmington man is sentenced to 22 years for drug and firearms charges.

Ernest Dailey plead guilty to possession with the intent to distribute more than 28 grams of cocaine base and possession of a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime.

The charges come from an investigation on March 26, 2014 where Wilmington Police executed a search warrant on Dailey’s home.

During their search, officers found over 44 grams of cocaine base, which is crack, about 6 grams of cocaine hydrochloride, $8,800 in cash, various drug paraphernalia and a 9 mm semi-automatic firearm.

Dailey admitted that he had been selling drugs and admitted taking the firearm in a form of payment for drugs.

Due to his extensive criminal history, having approximately 12 prior drug convictions, he was designated as a
Career Offender.

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