Federal Jury Convicts Sampson Man On Drug Distribution Charges

A 32 year-old Sampson County man who was a member of a drug trafficking organization was convicted following a three day jury trial in federal court in Raleigh.

Greg Bright, 32, of Turkey, NC was convicted following the trial before Chief United States District Judge James C. Dever III. The jury found Bright guilty of conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute cocaine.

The evidence presented at trial detailed a significant drug trafficking organization that was built and lead by Antonio McKoy who was convicted by a jury on May 30, 2018. The organization was responsible for supplying large quantities of cocaine in Eastern North Carolina. The investigation resulted in the conviction of twenty-five members of the McKoy drug trafficking organization that destroyed the quality of life in the small community of Garland in rural southern Sampson County.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office, Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation, U.S. Probation Office, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, and the North Carolina Departments of Revenue and Emergency Management.

Assistant United States Attorneys Brad Knott and Toby Lathan prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.

Bright is still awaiting sentencing.