Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of North Carolina
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Red Springs Man Sentenced to 25 Years for Money Laundering and Drug Trafficking
Derek McNeill Washington, 31, was sentenced on February 24, 2022, to 300 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and money laundering, announced United States Attorney Sandra J. Hairston.
Washington was indicted as part of a sixteen-count indictment in May 2021 alongside ten co-defendants for various drug trafficking, firearms, money laundering, and conspiracy charges in Rowan County. Washington was ordered to forfeit various firearms to authorities and will face five years of supervised release in addition to his 25-year prison sentence.
This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Terry M. Meinecke. Homeland Security Investigations-Charlotte and the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case.