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IRS Criminal Division Puts Daycare Drug Trafficker Away For 40 Years

IRS Criminal Division Puts Daycare Drug Trafficker Away For 40 Years

A drug trafficker who ran his operation out of an in-home daycare has been sentenced to 40 years in federal prison following work by the IRS Criminal Investigation division. 

Reshod Jamar Everett, hailing from Cumberland County, North Carolina, was sentenced to 40 years in federal prison for conducting a drug trafficking operation primarily out of an in-home daycare facility in Fayetteville.

On May 10, 2022, a jury found Everett guilty of six felony charges related to both drug trafficking and firearms. He was sentenced on August 26, 2022. 

An official release from the IRS shares details about Everett's criminal actions:

In 2018, investigators with the Fayetteville Police Department determined that Everett was distributing large amounts of controlled substances, including from an apartment in Fayetteville. On July 16, 2018, agents conducted a traffic stop of a Cadillac driven by co-defendant Alvin Milton Davis as it left the apartment complex. In the vehicle, agents found marijuana, cocaine, and a loaded handgun with an extended magazine.

The same day, agents obtained a search warrant for the apartment and seized more than 36 pounds of marijuana, more than 300 grams of cocaine, and a loaded CZ Scorpion firearm. The apartment was leased by Reshod Everett, with Alvin Davis listed as an authorized occupant.

Within 24 hours, agents obtained a search warrant for Everett's primary residence on Ronald Reagan Drive in Fayetteville, where they seized upwards of $65,000 in cash, eight firearms -- some of which were semi-automatic rifles -- with ammunition, and THC edibles. 

The IRS shared reactions to the sentence from various attorneys and investigators involved in the case.

Michael Easley, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, stated:

"Despite Everett's best efforts to undermine the public trust in our local law enforcement partners, investigators were able to build a comprehensive case demonstrating that he was responsible for distributing vast quantities of illegal drugs in the Fayetteville area. The fact that he stored drugs, cash, and loaded, high-powered AR rifles at an in-home daycare further underscores the danger that Everett presented to the community at large."

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Special Agent in Charge Bennie Mims added: 

"The threat this individual posed to the community cannot be overstated. Large quantities of drugs and multiple firearms – many of which were loaded and ready to fire – were recovered within a business that served parents and children. This was a tragedy waiting to happen, and because of the work from the Fayetteville Police Department, ATF, and the U.S. Attorney's office, we've prevented that tragedy and ended this individual's criminal career."

The IRS noted that the Everett case is part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) Operation Cali Verde

What do you think about Everett's 40-year sentence in federal prison?

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