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NC man used dog food, laundry detergent to hide 11 pounds of meth, prosecutors say

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A North Carolina man who delivered 11 pounds of meth in bags of dog food and a box of laundry detergent last year could spend the rest of his life in prison.

In April 2018, Brandon Duwayne Wright of High Point traveled from Atlanta to Greenville, North Carolina, with two large bags of dog food and a box of laundry detergent containing 11 pounds of meth, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

Wright was convicted Tuesday of “conspiracy to distribute and posses with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine,” according to a statement from U.S. Attorney Robert J. Higdon Jr., who represents the Eastern District of North Carolina.

Investigators say Wright “met a cooperator” at a Walmart parking lot in Greenville and handed over what he described as “groceries,” Higdon said in a news release.

“After receiving the dog food bags, law enforcement immediately noticed the packages had previously been opened as they were resealed with clear plastic tape,” according to the release.

Wright faces a minimum of 10 years and a maximum of life in prison, Higdon said.

The prosecution was part of an Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement, implemented through the Take Back North Carolina initiative, according to Higdon.

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