Prison terms range from 2 to nearly 8 years

Three Newport residents and a Morehead City man were sentenced to active jail terms this week.

Robert Earl Cox, 59, of Newport, pleaded guilty to one count of trafficking in methamphetamine and two counts of sale of methamphetamine and was sentenced to 70 to 93 months in prison, according to a release from the district attorney’s office.

Cox had been arrested on July 3, 2015 by Carteret County Sheriff’s Office detectives after authorities executed a search warrant at the man’s house. According to the release, Cox sold drugs to a confidential informant.

Senior resident Superior Court Judge Ben Alford imposed a $50,000 fine on Cox, who faces additional charges in Craven County.

Edward Allegretti, 62, of Morehead City, was convicted of trafficking in opiates and was sentenced to 70 to 93 months in state prison, according to the release. Allegretti sold 4.26 grams of Hydrocodone to an informant who had been working with the Morehead City Police Department on Nov. 26, 2014. Allegretti also was given a $50,000 fine.

George Bryan Bostwick, 29, of Newport, pleaded guilty to two counts of sale of heroin and was sentenced to two consecutive prison terms of 13 to 25 months each. According to the release, Bostwick sold the drugs to an informant working with the Morehead City Police Department and the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office in December of 2015.

Clara Melissa Adams, 45, of Newport, pleaded guilty to two counts of sale of Oxycodone and was sentenced to two consecutive terms of 12 to 24 months in state prison. Adams sold the drugs to an undercover informant who was working with the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office in July, 2015, according to the release.

Assistant District Attorney David Spence prosecuted the cases, according to the release.