North Carolina daycare owner convicted of drug, gun charges

May 12, 2022 GMT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man who ran a daycare from his home has been convicted of six felony drug and firearm offenses after authorities said he also directed an armed drug trafficking operation from the same location.

Michael Easley, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, said in a news release that Reshod Jamar Everett, 36, of Cumberland County, was found guilty by a federal jury on Tuesday. Agents seized drugs, more than $65,000 and eight loaded firearms, including high-powered rifles from the home, the news release said.

Investigators with the Fayetteville Police Department determined in 2018, that Everett was distributing large amounts of controlled substances in the Fayetteville area. On July 16, 2018, agents obtained a search warrant for the apartment and seized more than 36 pounds of marijuana, more than 300 grams of cocaine, and a loaded CZ Scorpion firearm.

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The investigators also determined the location of Everett’s primary residence in Fayetteville and that he and his wife operated an in-home daycare in the residence.

Co-defendant Alvin Milton Davis III was previously convicted and sentenced to a term of imprisonment of 11 years.

Everett faces a maximum sentence of life in prison when he’s sentenced during the court’s Aug. 22 term.