Man just released from prison now back behind bars

Man just released from prison now back behind bars

SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) - A man who was recently released from federal prison is now back behind bars after an investigation by the Rowan Sheriff's Office.

Detectives conducted a two month undercover operation during March and April of 2017.  During this operation, John Christopher Hyde, Jr., became a suspect in a crack cocaine distribution operation.

During the course of the investigation detectives learned that Hyde had recently been released from federal prison and was on federal probation for a firearms crime.

At the conclusion of this operation Hyde was taken into custody on May 2 and indicted in the Middle District of North Carolina for cocaine distribution and probation violation.

Hyde received an active sentence of 54 months.

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