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Cocaine Trafficking Ring Sentenced After Federal Wiretap Investigation in Hampton, Allendale, Barnwell, and Aiken Counties

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 16 , 2013

Contact Person: Jay Richardson (803) 929-3000

Columbia, South Carolina ---- United States Attorney Bill Nettles stated today that fourteen defendants from a multi-jurisdictional investigation have been found guilty and sentenced to a combined 107 years in prison plus one mandatory life sentence.  The last defendant was sentenced on Monday by Chief Judge Margret B. Seymour.
         
After numerous guilty pleas and a trial, the members of the Low Country trafficking ring received the following sentences:  Earl Daniels (mandatory life), Gabriel McMillian a/k/a “G-Mack”(262 Months), Christopher Antonio Davis a/k/a “PT” (210 months), Harry Decarter Wright a/k/a “Harry-O”(90 months), Reginald Reshea Jenkins a/k/a “Birdman” a/k/a “Bird”(120 months), Marc Anthony Williams a/k/a “Mo”(108 months), Charles Williams a/k/a “Pete Rock”(100 months), Anthony Dave Green (120 Months), Lashaver Sintel Green a/k/a “Slugger”(78 months), Jerome Grant a/k/a “Freaka” (45 months), Kennedy Mitchell a/k/a “Big Six” (15 months), Venson Tyrone Jones a/k/a “Roanay” (51 Months), Dominique Lenard Eady a/k/a “DtheG”(30 months), and Marcus Witherspoon, a/k/a “Spoon” (63 months), all from around the South Carolina counties of Hampton, Allendale, Barnwell, and Aiken.  Defendants were convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and crack cocaine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 846; money laundering, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1956(h); and possession of firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 924(c).  
         
Evidence presented during the trial and sentencings demonstrated that these defendants participated in a multi-million dollar cocaine and crack distribution ring operating in the Hampton, Barnwell, Allendale, and Aiken counties.  Cocaine was transported from Atlanta, Georgia, and most of it converted to crack cocaine prior to sale.  In addition to law enforcement’s seizure of cocaine, cash, and numerous firearms, the Defendants were intercepted on court-authorized wiretaps discussing the distribution network that supplied more than one hundred kilograms of cocaine and crack to users in South Carolina. 

The case was investigated by agents of the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) with substantial assistance from the Hampton County Sheriff’s Department, Allendale County Sheriff’s Office, Barnwell County Sheriff’s Department, Aiken County Sheriff’s Office, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jay N. Richardson of the Columbia office.

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