WILMINGTON — A document filed in the case against people arrested as part of an alleged Maxton-based drug trafficking organization has revealed the sheer volume of evidence the U.S. attorney plans to bring against Mitchell Ray Locklear and his 11 co-defendants.
In a motion to delay an upcoming arraignment for co-defendant Andrea True Brayboy, also know as Angie, her lawyer states that about 37,000 pages of evidence were handed over at the start of May. In the discovery process prosecutors must turn over all evidence they intend to use against a defendant. Brayboy’s hearing was scheduled for Tuesday. Her lawyer has asked it to be rescheduled for sometime in August. The U.S. Attorney’s office has not opposed the motion.
Federal law enforcement agents have outlined in court documents that hundreds of recordings of phone conversations between members of the alleged organization were made. Transcripts of those conversations and affidavits from informants and law enforcement would be included in evidence being provided to the defense.
Mitchell Locklear is the beaver clan chief of the Tuscarora Nation. He is accused of being the leader of the organization that is alleged to have trafficked more than 2,000 pounds of marijuana and several kilograms of cocaine and crack cocaine.
Mitchell Locklear; his son, Christopher Mitchell Locklear; Timmy Lloyd Hunt; Torrey Locklear; Kevin Dwayne Revels; Brandon Darris Locklear, all of Maxton; Kevin Jeffery Clark Jr., also known as White Boy Kel, of Rowland; Archie Lynn Strickland, also known as Lump, of Fairmont; Austin Aaron Godwin of Pembroke; Eliseo Enriquez Jr. of Fayetteville; Brayboy, of Lumberton; and Andres Garza were indicted earlier this year.
Torrey Locklear pleaded guilty recently to conspiracy to distribute marijuana, cocaine and cocaine base. As a result of the plea, prosecutors will drop eight charges of narcotics distribution against Torrey Locklear at his Sept. 11 sentencing.
All other defendant’s have entered pleas of not guilty.
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