Elizabeth City man sentenced to 12 years in prison for drug trafficking on the Outer Banks

An Elizabeth City man was sentenced Friday to 12 years in federal prison for distributing cocaine, crack and fentanyl after pleading guilty in June.

According to court records, Maurice Dwight Toxey, 37, was involved in the distribution of narcotics including cocaine, crack, methamphetamine, heroin, and fentanyl in northeastern North Carolina and on 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.