Robert J. Higdon, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, announces that a federal grand jury in Greenville has returned an indictments charging TYRELL ELIZA WATSON, age 25, of Elm City, with conspiracy to distribute heroin and cocaine base, and substantive distribution counts, as well as possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense.
If convicted of any of the charged heroin offences, WATSON would face not more than 20 years imprisonment, $1,000,000 fine and a term of 3 years supervised release following any term of imprisonment. If convicted of the firearm offenses, WATSON would face not more than life imprisonment, $250,000 fine and up to 5 years supervised release following any term of imprisonment.
The charges and allegations contained in the indictment are merely accusations. The defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.
The case is being investigated by Wilson County Sheriff’s Office.