Hefty Sentence For Winterville Drug Trafficker

A Winterville man was sentenced to two decades in federal prison for drug trafficking, according to Thomas Walker, United States Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice.

Daryl Tyson, 37, was sentenced to 288 months for conspiring to possess with the intent to redistribute more than 100 grams of heroin, and a concurrent sentence of 240 months for money laundering by concealment. His prison time will be followed by 5 years of supervised probation.

Tyson was caught in an ongoing investigation of heroin trafficking in the Greenville and Wilmington areas.

In a release, Walker says on October 7, 2010, the Greenville Police Department learned that Tyson would be moving a quantity of heroin. Detectives began their surveillance and pulled Tyson over. The heroin was recovered and Tyson was arrested.

Following his arrest, a search of his Greenville residence was performed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Greenville
Police Department where they located and seized 124 grams of heroin and $16,000 in currency, according to Walker.

The investigation found Tyson was responsible for distributing more than three kilograms of heroin from 2008 until the time of his arrest. Walker says Tyson was supplying heroin distributors in the Greenville and Wilmington areas. Tyson was on Federal supervised release at the time of the offenses for conspiring to distribute cocaine base (crack) and heroin.

On October 27, 2010, a Federal Grand Jury returned a criminal indictment charging Tyson. On January 10, 2011, Tyson pleaded guilty
to conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute more than 100 grams of heroin and money laundering by concealment.


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  • by mark Location: winterville on Jan 31, 2012 at 06:35 PM
    and how many years did it take the law to figure out he was selling drugs, no education, no real job and plenty of nice cars, cash and toys
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      by c-had on Jan 31, 2012 at 07:14 PM in reply to mark
      Ohhhh, they knew.Something must have JUMP STARTED the memories of the local fuzz.
  • by Shine Location: NE NC on Jan 31, 2012 at 06:02 PM
    Live by the sword - die by the sword. Who cares- hope they don't let him out early on good behavior.
  • by Poor Location: Jamesville on Jan 31, 2012 at 04:11 PM
    I know drugs are really a bad thing, but people that take another humans life ,don't even get that.When are they going to stop giving these kind of people room and board, air conditioning, tv,meals, and education.Someone needs to wake up and stop all the freebies and why do they deserve to even live a life of luxury.We need to change some laws and soon, it's not getting any better....
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      by make em work for it on Jan 31, 2012 at 04:52 PM in reply to Poor
      Jail in general has gotten too easy. They get medical and dental, I can see why people dont mind goin. They need to bring the work detail back again, make them work for it, picking up trash, clearing brush. They could hand paint the lines on the road, endless ways for them to earn some keep.
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        by Na, That Won't Work on Jan 31, 2012 at 06:06 PM in reply to make em work for it
        I say knock 'em off! Fear is the only way to keep some people from doing wrong. Fear of death isn't even enough sometimes.
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          by c-had on Feb 2, 2012 at 09:36 PM in reply to Na, That Won't Work
          That wont work either.No man made laws or punishments will solve these problems.Never have, never will and its a pipe dream to think its possible to wipe out SIN.
  • by Formerly O.L.I. Location: ENC on Jan 31, 2012 at 01:38 PM
    Good grief! Heroin! I didn't know that stuff was so prolific in these parts. That would explain a LOT of crime going on; that stuff is so addictive. Good job GPD.
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      by Anonymous on Jan 31, 2012 at 02:36 PM in reply to Formerly O.L.I.
      The white dude that robbed the bank was stung out on H.
  • by jim on Jan 31, 2012 at 12:24 PM
    good deal get him and his drugs off the streets.
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      by Righteous on Feb 10, 2012 at 01:28 PM in reply to jim
      don't judge if you don't know the deal
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