Menu Home

25 year sentence for drug trafficking and money laundering

Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney’s Office

Middle District of North Carolina


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.


DOJ Press Release

Categories: Anti-Money Laundering Department of Justice (DOJ) Updates Enforcement Actions Narcotics Trafficking Pleas and Verdicts


1 reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: