Southern Shores man pleads guilty to cocaine distribution


Date: May 21, 2020


RALEIGH, N.C. – A Southern Shores, NC man pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to distribute five (5) kilograms of cocaine.

According to court documents, Herndon Hunt Outlaw Riddle, III conspired with his codefendant Adolphus McClain to distribute five (5) kilograms of cocaine. McClain previously pled guilty to the charge and is awaiting sentencing.

Riddle pleaded guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute five (5) kilograms or more of Cocaine and faces not less than ten years and up to life imprisonment when he is sentenced during the court's September 8, 2020 term.

The Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigations (IRS-CI), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the United States Marshals Service (USMS), the North Carolina Department of Insurance, the Dare County Sheriff's Office, the Kitty Hawk Police Department, and the Hialeah, Florida Police Department assisted in this investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Ethan Ontjes is prosecuting the case.