Reshod Jamar Everett: Fayetteville man, 36, gets 40 years for running drug ring in DAYCARE

On July 17, 2018, officals searched his residence and seized more than $65,000, eight guns, ammunition and THC edibles

Reshod Jamar Everett: Fayetteville man, 36, gets 40 years for running drug ring in DAYCARE
Reshod Everett was found in possession of illegal drugs in his home (Fayetteville Police Department, Reshod Everett/Facebook)
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FAYETTEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA: A man from North Carolina was sentenced to 40 years in prison for running a drug trafficking operation on Friday, August 26. As per the authorities, Reshod Jamar Everett, 36, ran the scheme out of an in-home daycare he and his wife were incharge of.

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The US Department of Justice caught wind of the drug ring through one of the many locations Everett operated from, as per the authorities.

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According to Law and Crime, Everett was dealing with huge amounts of illegal drugs from an apartment in Fayetteville since 2018. On July 16 that year, authorities stopped a Cadillac driven by another accused, Alvin Milton Davis. The DoJ said that the police found marijuana, cocaine, and a loaded handgun with an extended magazine in it. Soon after, officials searched the apartment and found more than 36 pounds of marijuana, more than 300 grams of cocaine, and a loaded CZ Scorpion firearm. Everett had rented the apartment to Alvin, who was residing there as an authorized occupant, as per authorities. Alvin reportedly is serving an 11-year prison sentence.

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As per the outlet, investigators learned that Everett's primary residence was on Ronald Reagan Drive, where he and his wife operated an in-home daycare center. On July 17, 2018, officals searched the residence and seized more than $65,000, eight guns, ammunition and THC edibles. Everett was found with more than 65 pounds of marijuana in a storage unit he used. They also found more than five kilograms of cocaine and more than 1,700 kilograms of marijuana, in his possession.

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The DoJ said, "Evidence introduced at trial also showed that Everett attempted to engage in a variety of tactics to obstruct prosecutors and investigators." The department added, "These tactics included giving false testimony under oath, attempting to bribe or threaten others to give false testimony, utilizing gang members to intimidate witnesses, and engaging in an extensive social media campaign to falsely accuse the Fayetteville Police Department and Cumberland County District Attorney’s Office of wrongdoing."

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Meanwhile, Everett told WRAL in an August 2019 that he was innocent and had no prior knowledge of the drugs found in his home. However, he acknowledged possessing tens of thousands of dollars found at his home. He believed that it was the police who planted the drugs before arriving with a search warrant, and that the officers were doing it for publicity. He said, "What else to make a great story but to put things in places, especially behind a daycare? That makes it a great story.”

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Everett's first trial ended in a hung jury. The term means that it is a jury which, despite honest attempts, was unable to reach a verdict by the required voting margin.

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