HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A Huntington man has pled guilty to drug crimes, announced United States Attorney Mike Stuart. Maurice D. Grigsby, also known as “Ty,” 35, pled guilty to two counts of distribution of crack cocaine.
“Many people think ‘crack’ is a thing of the past. It’s not. It’s still here and still a problem. We continue to prosecute crack dealers,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart. “Grigsby faces up to 20 years when sentenced. Great work by the FBI, the FBI’s Southern West Virginia Transnational Organized Crime West Task Force, the Cabell County Sheriff’s Office and the West Virginia State Police.”
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. 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 Ave. in Huntington.
Grigsby faces a maximum of 20 years in prison when sentenced on December 14, 2020.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the FBI’s Southern West Virginia Transnational Organized Crime (TOC) West Task Force, the Cabell County Sheriff’s Office, and the West Virginia State Police.
United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers presided over the hearing. Assistant United States Attorney Ryan A. Keefe is handling 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.