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Jacobi Gewayne Harvey has taken a plea in his federal cocaine distribution case and his sentencing is expected December 6 in Raleigh.

Last week Harvey, the only person in the case allowed pretrial release, entered a plea to count 1 charged against him, which says he, Shermarquette Whitaker and Mark Vincent Dean conspired with one another to distribute and possess cocaine.

Whitaker has taken a plea and is expected to be sentenced during the October 4 term of court in Raleigh.

Whitaker pleaded guilty to count 1 as well as count 4, which charges that he and Dean aided and abetted one another to possess and distribute 500 or more grams of cocaine.

Dean has already been sentenced and is serving a 78-month sentence at Fort Dix Federal Correctional Institution in New Jersey with an expected release date of April 7, 2025.

The charge reflecting the distribution of 500 kilos or more of cocaine stems from a 2019 traffic stop in Wilson County in which more than 10 pounds were seized in a joint operation with the Roanoke Rapids Police Department, North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office. Both Dean and Whitaker were charged with trafficking cocaine in that case.