For clarification purposes, I (Dwayne Haizlip) am serving two different sentences that have unrelated offense and conviction dates. As noted below under the headings: First and Second Case.
First Case: File No(s). 11 CRS 087052, 11 CRS 024787, and 12 CRS 024119. On 9-7-11, I was involved in a drug deal on Boyd St. in Greensboro N.C. My co-defendant/aunt (Pamela Haizlip) drove me to purchase 250 grams of powder cocaine from an individual for the sole purpose to repackage and then reselling it. While involved in this drug deal, the Greensboro Police Department Narcotic Division (Narcs) got a tip that it was going down. They (Narcs) stake out the neighborhood where the drug deal was going down at. After I purchased the drugs, the Narcs attempted to pull us over. We would not stop the SUV we were traveling in. A high-speed chase occurred on Highway 29 South near the college campus of N.C. A&T. However, the Narcs surrounded the vehicle that we were driving. Eventually, we were pulled over near an exit close to South Elm Eugene St. Afterwards I exited the vehicle (running) in an attempt to flee and get away with the drugs I had recently purchased. Some of the Narc agents pursued me. I tried to hide in a bush area where I also attempted to conceal the drugs I was carrying. However, one of the Narc agents saw me hiding in the bush area. I was apprehended by the Narc agents and the drugs were found. I was taken to jail, charged with Drug Trafficking, and given one hundred-thousand-dollar unsecured bond. At the jail, my and co-defendant got into an altercation with two Narc agents. Subsequently, we were separated and taken upstairs to a different area. Due to the fact that I attained abrasion during the arrest by the Narc agents, I was transferred to the High Point jail medical wing to treat my scrapes. Two days later, my mother (Mildred Haizlip) and ex-girlfriend (Lytisha Wallace) came to the jail with a bail bondsman and posted my bond.
Second Case: File No(s). 12 CRS 076539, 12 CRS 024422, and 12 CRS 076540. While I was out on bond from the First Case, I was again arrested and charged on 5-2-12 by the Narc division with Drug Trafficking. The night before this offense occurred, I hid 42 grams of powder cocaine in a wooded area (Westside of Greensboro) near my aunt/co-defendant from my First Case (Pamela Haizlip’s) house. Around 1:00 Pm the next day (5-2-12), I went to retrieve the drugs to sell. After I recovered the hidden package, I went into my aunt’s house. After staying in there for about ten minutes, I got back into the vehicle I arrived in. As I drove from my aunt’s house, a Narc agent pulled in front of me. I attempted to flee. The Narc agent performed a pit maneuver on the car I was traveling in. The car I was driving stalled. I threw the drugs I was carrying out of the driver's side window. The Narcs witness this happen. Due to the fact that a pit maneuver was used on the car I was driving, I suffered a back injury. The ambulance was called and I was taken to the hospital for treatment. Afterward, I was taken to the Guilford County Jail and given a two-hundred and fifty-thousand-dollar unsecured bond. The next day, at my first appearance hearing, the judge reduced my bond to an unsecured one-hundred-thousand dollars. Later that day, my girlfriend (Lytisha Wallace) came to the jail and posted my bond.
I was later indicted by the Guilford County D.A. office with two separate Habitual Felon indictments for both the underlying Drug Trafficking cases because I had three prior convictions stemming back from 1994 when I was 16 years old. On 5-17-12, I was convicted of the Drug Trafficking and Habitual Felon charges for the First Case and received a lengthy sentence of 127-162 months of imprisonment.
On 5-23-13, I was forced to go to trial without an attorney, found guilty of the Drug Trafficking and Habitual Felon charges for the Second Case, and received another lengthy sentence of 144-185 months of imprisonment. The Guilford County Superior Court ordered that both of these Habitual Felon sentences run consecutive to one another.
Both of my (Non-Violent) Drug Trafficking and Habitual Felon sentences equals 271-347 (22-29 yrs.) months of imprisonment.
As of now (10-15-21), I have been incarcerated for about 10 years. In light of this fact, I take full responsibility for my past actions and the crimes I committed. Simply put, I was wrong for selling drugs in our communities. However, if I am granted a sentence reduction (clemency/commutation), I know going forward I will and must be a positive role model for individuals that may be on the brink of making a bad decision(s); similar to the ones I have made in the past. Moreover, I want to be used as a tool in our communities to help assist in the battle with drug and gang prevention.
Thank you very much for your time and consideration in this matter!