Man previously jailed on drug charges is sent back to prison

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 15, 2022

A Spencer man who was released from federal prison in May 2019 has been sent back to prison for more than 7.5 years on drug charges.

On Monday, Jorod Qutez Young, 33, was sentenced in United States District Court in Greensboro for distribution of fentanyl and maintaining a dwelling for the purpose of distribution.

In October 2019, five months after his initial release following a 44-month sentence from a previous case involving the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office, detectives with RCSO Special Investigations Unit began making undercover purchases of heroin and fentanyl from Young.

Working with the U.S. Attorney’s office, RCSO was able to get an indictment, arrest and conviction of Young. He was sentenced to 7 years 10 months total which includes a 7-month sentence for a supervised release violation. Following that, Young will have five years of probation.