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Coastal NC Drug Trafficker Sentenced to 12 Years

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. – An Elizabeth City man was sentenced Friday to 144 months in prison for distributing cocaine, cocaine base (crack), and fentanyl.  On June 23, 2021, Maurice Dwight Toxey pled guilty to the charges.

According to court documents and other information presented in court, Toxey, 37, was involved in the distribution of narcotics including cocaine, crack, methamphetamine, heroin, and fentanyl in the communities surrounding Elizabeth City and the Outer Banks. Law enforcement was able to conduct controlled purchases of drugs from Toxey, including some deals while Toxey was on state probation. Toxey has previously been convicted of crimes involving the distribution or possession with the intent to sell or deliver controlled substances.

Michael Easley, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge James C. Dever III. The Federal Bureau of Investigation, United States Marshals Service, Currituck County Sheriff’s Office, Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Office, Dare County Narcotics Task Force, Elizabeth City Police Department, and Kitty Hawk Police Department investigated the case and Assistant U.S. Attorney Nick J. Miller prosecuted the case.

Related court documents and information can be found on the website of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina or on PACER by searching for Case No. 2:21-CR-10-D.

Updated January 18, 2022

Drug Trafficking