Fort Walton Beach man sentenced to 25 years for drug conspiracy

PENSACOLA, FL (WMBB) — A Fort Walton Beach man was sentenced to 25 years in prison for drug conspiracy, federal prosecutors announced Monday. Mauri...

October 5, 2023
3:54 AM

PENSACOLA, FL (WMBB) — A Fort Walton Beach man was sentenced to 25 years in prison for drug conspiracy, federal prosecutors announced Monday. Maurice Pearce Head, 38, pleaded guilty to distribution and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, fentanyl, and heroin. Based on evidence from the court hearing, the suspect attempted to lure others into distributing 50 kilograms of methamphetamines and thousands of pills containing fentanyl into Florida, prosecutors wrote. During a pending case, Head obstructed justice by attempting to offer to pay a witness $10,000 if the witness agreed not to testify against him.

Melanie Mitchell