Charlotte Man, Aleef Jamar Nicks Is Sentenced To Nine Years In Prison On Drug Trafficking And Firearm Charges
CHARLOTTE, N.C (STL.News) U.S. District Judge Kenneth D. Bell sentenced Aleef Jamar Nicks, 39, of Charlotte, to 108 months in prison yesterday, on drug trafficking and firearm charges, announced Andrew Murray, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. Judge Bell also ordered Nicks to serve three years under court supervision after completing his prison term.
Joining U.S. Attorney Murray in making today’s announcement is Robert J. Murphy, Special Agent in Charge of the Atlanta Field Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), which oversees the Charlotte District Office, and Sheriff Bill Beam of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.
According to filed court documents and the sentencing hearing, on April 30, 2020, a deputy with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle in which Nicks was a passenger. An individual later identified as Nicks’ girlfriend was the driver of the vehicle. Court documents show that, over the course of the traffic stop, Nicks removed from a backpack several ounces of cocaine which he gave to his girlfriend, who was pregnant at the time.