4 Ellerbe residents sentenced to 32 years in federal prison

GREENSBORO — Four Ellerbe-area residents were sentenced on drug charges, announced Ripley Rand, United States attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina.

The four, Larry Shane King, John Monroe Wilson, Lisa Raines Tingle, and Richard Allen Mabe, were sentenced on April 22 by Senior United States District Court Judge James A. Beaty Jr.. A fifth co-defendant, Michael Anthony Treece, will be sentenced on May 12.

Larry Shane King

Larry Shane King

The five were involved in the manufacture, distribution, and use of methamphetamine in Richmond County during 2013 and 2014. They were arrested on Dec. 3 when federal, state and local authorities completed a day-long sweep.

King, 37, was indicted on Nov. 25, 2014, and pleaded guilty on January 22, 2015, to conspiracy to manufacture quantities of methamphetamine. He was sentenced to 12 years and seven months in the Federal Bureau of Prisons, three years supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

Wilson, 35, Ellerbe, NC, was indicted on Nov. 25, 2014, and pleaded guilty on January 22, 2015, to conspiracy to manufacture quantities of methamphetamine. He was sentenced to 12 years in the Federal Bureau of Prisons, three years supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

John Monroe Wilson

John Monroe Wilson

Mabe, 50, was indicted on Nov. 25, 2014, and pleaded guilty on Jan. 22, 2015, to conspiracy to manufacture quantities of methamphetamine. He was sentenced to four years and three months in the Federal Bureau of Prisons, 3 years supervised release, and a $100.00 special assessment.

Tingle, 52, was indicted on Nov. 25, 2014, and pleaded guilty on January 22, 2015, to conspiracy to possess pseudoephedrine, a list I chemical, knowing or having reasonable cause to believe that it would be used to manufacture methamphetamine. She was sentenced to four years in the Federal Bureau of Prisons, 3 years supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

Richard Allen Mabe

Richard Allen Mabe

The case was investigated by the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Clifton T. Barrett.

Officials filed the sealed indictment on Nov. 25. The five were wanted for conspiring to make and manufacture methamphetamine “from in or about 2013, continuing up to and including the present …,” according to the indictment, “knowingly and intentionally did unlawfully conspire, combine, confederate and agree together and with each other to commit offenses against the laws of the United States.”

Specifically, each of the five suspects are charged with:

Lisa Raines Tingle

Lisa Raines Tingle

* Knowingly, intentionally and unlawfully distribute quantities of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance;

* Knowingly, intentionally and unlawfully manufacture quantities of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine;

* Knowingly, intentionally and unlawfully possess pseudo ephedrine, a List I chemical;

* Knowingly, intentionally and unlawfully possess equipment, chemicals, products and materials which may be used in the manufacture of methamphetamine.

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