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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