"Drug Kingpin" Sentenced

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.


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  • by Anonymous on Jul 13, 2010 at 05:22 PM
    Boss playa. Hold it dwn my dude.... The hood, bk all day....
  • by Well on Jul 12, 2010 at 07:28 PM
    To Dawone Location: Greenville on Jul 12, 2010 at 07:47 PM. If "they" want to target "Drug Dealers" then why don't "they" stop it before or as it enters the country? By the way, I love fishing. Did a little bit this weekend, though not very successful. In fact, when I wanted to know how well the fishing was going, I asked the source; other fishermen. I didn't go to the fish market nor seafood restaurant. Albeit they both "deal" in fish! Likewise, if "they" want to end the war on drugs, "they" need to go directly to the source. Why don't "they" do that? Because a lot of rich and powerful people will have to be exposed. Now "they" wouldn't that face on the drug issue; would "they"?
  • by Dawone Location: Greenville on Jul 12, 2010 at 04:47 PM
    To Well.......The Law catches who they catch. They are not targeting "Black Drug Dealers", they are targeting "Drug Dealers" period. Sometimes they catch a Turd like this guy who supplies dealers that sell to people on the street. Let me put it another way, Do you go fishing? Do you always catch the biggest fish in the pond? No. Do you catch "All" the fish in the pond? No. See my point? If you are trying to catch a Flounder, don't you sometimes catch a Bluefish, a Spanish Mackerel, or a Sea Robin. So in conclusion, The Flounder = A Drug Dealer, The Bluefish = a White Guy, The Spanish Mackerel = well, a Mexican Guy, and the Sea Robin = The Black Guy. Law Enforcement went fishing for Flounder and caught a Sea Robin.
  • by Well on Jul 12, 2010 at 01:36 PM
    To IRS on Jul 12, 2010 at 11:33 AM: Obviously you did not not read what I said. I said: "This loser got what he deserves; a provider of chaos and death to mankind." Those were my exact words. Unfortunately, it seems that almost every time that they conduct these "operations" in our communities, it is always depicted in black face. The real war should be happening at ports, airports and borders. I guarantee you the face of this war would immediately change. Guys like this guy are indeed a leech and a curse to society, but he is, by far, only a minion. It has nothing to do with anyone being smarter than local folks. It's simply a fact that the coca plant does no grow in the United States. So, since you are so smart, tell me how does cocaine get here? Show me the first black guy that has a ship or airplane to bring it here! Yet it is always the black low level dealers that get their faces posted on television and newspapers. Stop it at the top and the war ends. Plain and simple!
  • by shirl Location: columbia on Jul 12, 2010 at 11:42 AM
    please don't get me wrong,There are allots of white people that sell drugs in mostly every county.
  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on Jul 12, 2010 at 10:08 AM
    It would not surprise me if this guy was on welfare just as well. It also would not surprise me if he has committed tax evasion being how much he has distributed in his lifetime. Dude's glory days have come to an end.
  • by IRS on Jul 12, 2010 at 08:33 AM
    Someone needs to pass this story on to the IRS so they can no pursue him for tax evasion. I am sure he did not report everything. That could put him away for life in federal lock up. Mary and well, did the crime - do the time. Black or white. Guess the others you complain are smarter then the average locals then.
  • by Well on Jul 11, 2010 at 07:51 PM
    Mary is right. This guy is what America wants to see! The war on drugs is always pictured in black face. Tell me the first black guy that brings cocaine into the US!!! This loser got what he deserves; a provider of chaos and death to mankind. But he's definitely not a major player. Probably doesn't own a boat nor an airplane. Probably doesn't even know any cartel guys. Marijuana; maybe! He'd have to own acres and acres of land to to even be a major player in that too. The true face of the drug is not this color. Clark Everette, Chief Anderson, Judge Duke and the whole lot know this. Until the true major players are stopped, this so called war is bogus!
  • by Fiona Location: California on Jul 11, 2010 at 07:08 PM
    To: Aquanda.....What??? You are kidding, right?
  • by M.S. on Jul 11, 2010 at 06:36 PM
    Mary, was he your dealer? :) Glad this loser is locked up.
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