Authorities say a man who they called a "drug kingpin" has been sentenced for his crimes.
They say Tracey Taylor was arrested in 2008 during "Operation Gameover" which was a statewide drug investigation led by the Pitt County District Attorney's office and several other agencies.
Officials say Tracey Taylor was determined to be the leader of the drug ring being investigated, and was responsible for distributing millions of dollars worth of cocaine in North Carolina.
Officials also arrested at least 15 other violent drug traffickers around the state during the operation.
Taylor was sentenced to 175 to 219 months in jail for trafficking cocaine and 100 to 129 months for continuing a criminal enterprise.
17 agencies participated in the operation which reached Greenville, Raleigh, and Charlotte.