A federal judge sentenced a Rocky Mount man and convicted cocaine trafficker Thursday to 35 years in prison.
Quentin Earl Battle, 39, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute five kilograms of cocaine, crack cocaine and heroin. He also was convicted of federal money laundering.
The conviction followed an undercover drug operation that started in 2008 and culminated in his April 2012 arrest.
Police said they seized several assault rifles, handguns, body armor and $440,000 in cash. According to a press release, five vehicles and $80,000 in jewelry also were seized.
“This case is evidence of our ongoing commitment to rid our community of organized crime,” Rocky Mount police Sgt. John Feagans said.
Rocky Mount police officers also worked with Drug Enforcement Agency agents and deputies from Nash and Edgecombe counties.