|Local woman gets five years in federal prison on drug charges|
|Monday, November 5, 2012|
The wife of a Vice Lords gang member who is awaiting sentencing on drug conspiracy charges was sentenced on Friday in federal court to nearly five years in prison for facilitating drug sales with a one-time delivery of crack to an informant.
Lucretia Neal, 30, of Lebanon, was sentenced to 57 months in federal prison and three years of supervised release on one count of aiding and abetting the distribution of crack after she delivered 25.6 grams of crack for $1,300 to an informant with local law enforcement and the FBI.
Additionally, as part of her plea agreement, Neal is expected to cooperate with law enforcement officials and the courts in any matters related to her case.
Raytheon “Raythy” Neal, her husband, is to be sentenced on drug conspiracy charges on March 18, 2013. He was one of 17 Mid-state individuals, 11 of them members of the Vice Lords gang, indicted by a federal grand jury in September 2011 on drug conspiracy charges and associated violence while illegally possessing firearms.
Since then, a number of the suspects have pleaded guilty, proffered a sentence or were found guilty during a trial in federal court.