Cocaine conspiracy lands local man in prison

Published 9:48 am Thursday, August 11, 2016

GREENVILLE – A local man will spend the next seven years in prison on drug related charges.

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina announced that in federal court on Tuesday, Senior United States District Judge Malcolm J. Howard, sentenced 45-year-old Anthony Tyrone Moody of Seaboard to 84 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine.

Moody previously pled guilty to this charge on August 10, 2015.

The court records show that on Sept. 10, 2014, the Greenville Regional Drug Task Force and North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation arrested Moody when he was delivering eight ounces of cocaine to a cooperating witness.

The investigation revealed that Moody was responsible for distributing 45 kilograms of cocaine since the early 2000’s.

The investigation of this case was conducted by the Greenville Regional Drug Task Force and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation.

The federal prosecution was handled by Special

Assistant United States Attorney Glenn Perry. He is a prosecutor with the Pitt County District Attorney’s Office. Pitt County District Attorney Kimberly Robb has assigned Perry to the United States Attorney’s Office to prosecute federal Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force criminal matters.

Perry’s assignment to the United States Attorney’s Office has been made possible by grants funded by the Governor’s Crime Commission.