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Huntington Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Distributing Crack Cocaine

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of West Virginia

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Mike Stuart announced that Maurice D. Grigsby, also known as “Ty”, 35, of Huntington, was sentenced to 15 months in federal prison for two counts of distribution of crack cocaine.

“We still come across crack dealers,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart.  “And we’re still prosecuting them and sending them to federal prison.”

Grigsby admitted that on March 28, 2019, at The Lighthouse Bar in Guyandotte, he distributed approximately 1.1 grams of crack cocaine to a confidential informant in a controlled buy. Grigsby also admitted that on April 24, 2019, he distributed approximately 1.08 grams of crack cocaine to a confidential informant in a controlled buy near 2575 5th Avenue in Huntington. 

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the FBI’s Transnational Organized Crime (TOC) West Task Force, the Cabell County Sheriff’s Office, and the West Virginia State Police conducted the investigation.  United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers presided over the hearing.  Assistant United States Attorney Ryan A. Keefe handled the prosecution.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia. Related court documents and information can be found on PACER by searching for Case No. 3:19-cr-00257.



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Updated December 22, 2020

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