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TUESDAY - January 31, 2012


RALEIGH - United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that in federal court yesterday Chief United States District Judge James C. Dever III, sentenced DARYL BERNARD TYSON, 37, of Winterville, North Carolina, to 288 months imprisonment on Count One and a concurrent sentence of 240 months imprisonment on Count Three followed by 5 years supervised release.

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

According to the investigation, law enforcement learned of TYSON’s illegal drug activities during an ongoing investigation of heroin trafficking in the Greenville and Wilmington areas. On October 7, 2010, the Greenville Police Department learned that TYSON would be moving a quantity of heroin. Detectives began their surveillance and intercepted TYSON, performing a vehicle stop. 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.

During the course of the investigation it was uncovered that TYSON was responsible for distributing more than three kilograms of heroin from 2008 until the time of his arrest. 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.

This case was brought as a part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) Operation entitled WoofPack, investigating importers and multi-level distributors of heroin, cocaine, crack cocaine and gang activity associated with this distribution.

Investigation of this OCEDTF case is being conducted by the

Federal Bureau of Investigations (Safe Streets Task Force); the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms and Explosives; the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations; the Wilmington Police Department; the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office; and the Greenville Police Department. Special Assistant United States Attorney Timothy Severo represents the government. Mr. Severo is a prosecutor with the New Hanover District Attorney’s Office. District Attorney Ben David has assigned him to the United States Attorney’s office to prosecute federal Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force criminal matters.



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