RALEIGH — A 61-year-old Maxton man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison after testimony that he distributed more than 400 pounds of cocaine, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Alex Michael Locklear, whose address was not provided, was sentenced in U.S. District Court on Thursday after he had pleaded guilty in October to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 5 kilograms of cocaine and 28 grams or more of crack cocaine, according to a statement by the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Evidence presented at Thursday’s hearing showed that from at least 2005 until he was arrested on Aug. 3, 2012, he was responsible for distributing more than 400 pounds of cocaine. The statement called Locklear “a significant trafficker of cocaine.”
After Locklear is released, he will be on probation for five years.