The maximum penalty Thomas could receive is a fine of $2,000,000 and/or imprisonment for thirty years. Thomas has been ordered held without bond.
Mr. Nettles stated that the case was investigated by agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Georgetown Police Department, and the Fifteenth Circuit Drug Enforcement Unit. The case has been assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Nick Bianchi of the Charleston office for prosecution.
The United States Attorney stated that all charges in this Indictment are merely accusations and that all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
Harry S. Sommers, Special Agent in Charge of the DEA Atlanta Field Division encourages parents, along with their children, to educate themselves about the dangers of legal and illegal drugs by visiting DEA’s interactive websites at www.justhinktwice.com, www.GetSmartAboutDrugs.com and www.dea.gov.