Blanks sentenced to federal prison

Alfonzer "Showtime" Blanks
Alfonzer "Showtime" Blanks

A Whiteville man who was arrested in a drug raid last year has received federal prison time.

Alfonzer Shavaar “Showtime” Blanks, 37, was sentenced to eight years in prison for possession of firearms during the furtherance of drug activity, and possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, crack and marijuana, according to the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office. The sentence was handed down in federal court.

Deputies, Vice-Narcotics agents and the county SWAT team executed a search warrant on Blanks’ Baldwin circle home on March 6. Blanks and Alexis Donte Johnson were inside at the time.

Two handguns, two shotguns, 28.6 grams of crack, 16.7 grams of cocaine, 11 grams of marijuana and $2,600 were seized.

The case could be turned over to the federal courts because the sheriff’s office has a federal agent on staff, Sheriff Jody Greene said in a press release.

“Our Violent Crimes Task Force Officer works diligently to have as many cases as possible adopted by the Federal Courts,” Greene said. “I would like to thank our Violent Crimes Task Force Officer and our Special Operations Units for their dedication to suppressing criminal activity.”

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