Validated Crips gang member gets 11 years in federal prison

RALEIGH, N.C. (WITN) — A federal judge has sentenced a validated Crips gang member to 11 years in prison on nine different charges.

Daquan Rosenboro, of Grifton, pled guilty earlier this year to charges related to trafficking methamphetamine and illegal possession of a firearm by a felon.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office says Craven County deputies and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) began investigating the Grifton man after learning he was trafficking drugs in and around Craven County.

The feds say between December 6, 2022, and January 26, 2023, authorities made multiple controlled buys of high-purity meth from the man. In one of those buys, prosecutors say a toddler was in the back of the vehicle.

They say the man also sold a SAR 9mm handgun to someone working undercover for law enforcement, while Roseboro had a previous felony conviction that prohibited him from owning a handgun.

During Rosenboro’s arrest, they seized several videos, one of which showed the man dancing with an AR-style pistol tucked in his waistband and holding cash while seen with small children in the background.