A man was sentenced on Friday to 12 to 16 years in prison after an Onslow County Court jury found him guilty of multiple drug trafficking charges.

On November 2, 2017, Onslow County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Wilbur Leon Farrior, 58-years-old, of 120 Vinka Street, Maple Hill, and charged him with the following criminal offenses, for which he was indicted by a grand jury:

Trafficking Opium/Heroin by Possession

Trafficking Opium/Heroin by Manufacturing

Trafficking Opium/Heroin by Sale
Trafficking Opium/Heroin by Delivery
Manufacturing Schedule II Controlled Substance
Sell Schedule II Controlled Substance
Delivery Schedule II Controlled Substance
Felony Maintaining a Dwelling to Sell a Controlled Substance
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

On Thursday, May 2, an Onslow County Court jury found Farrior guilty of all counts listed above.

Based on Farrior’s previous criminal history, a single count of Habitual Felon was added, in which Farrior entered a guilty plea.

Onslow County Superior Court Judge Phyliss Gorham sentenced Farrior to serve 140 months (nearly 12 years) to 192 months (16 years) in a state prison.