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Huger Man Sentenced to 100 Months in Prison for Gun and Drug Charges

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 29, 2013

Contact Person: Nathan Williams (843) 727-4381

Columbia, South Carolina -----United States Attorney William N. Nettles stated today that Reginald Tyriece Smalls, age 34, of Huger, SC, was sentenced to 100 months in prison for possessing drugs and two firearms in December, 2011.  Smalls was arrested after being involved in a traffic accident in Mt. Pleasant, SC.  Smalls, a passenger in a vehicle involved in the accident, fled from the scene to a nearby grocery store.  Smalls was located by Mt. Pleasant Police Department officers in the bathroom of the grocery store, where he was found in possession of Cocaine, Marijuana and two handguns.    

Smalls was convicted of Possession with Intent to Distribute a Quantity of Cocaine Base, Cocaine and Marijuana under 21 U.S.C. § 841; Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon under 18 U.S.C. § 922(g); Possession of a Stolen Firearm under 18 U.S.C. § 922(j); and Possession of a Firearm with an Altered or Obliterated Serial Number under 18 U.S.C. § 922(k).   Smalls faced a maximum of 30 years on the drug charge, and a maximum 10 years and 5 years respectively on the gun charges.  He was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Richard M. Gergel.

The case was investigated by officers of the Mt. Pleasant Police Department, and agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.           Nathan Williams handled the plea and sentencing for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.














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