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Charleston Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Possessing with Intent to Distribute Fentanyl and Possessing a Firearm

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Carolina

CHARLESTON, S.C. —Darrell Troy Capers, 33, of Charleston, was sentenced to 1o years in federal prison after pleading guilty to possessing with intent to distribute fentanyl, cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin, and marijuana, as well as possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

Evidence presented to the court showed that on March 18, 2022, Charleston Police Department officers executed a search warrant at the home of Capers. In the home, officers discovered a blue backpack containing fentanyl, cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin, and marijuana. Officers also discovered a stolen firearm in the backpack. The backpack contained a debit card bearing Capers’ name, a pill bottle bearing Capers’ name, and two movie tickets. CPD officers obtained video footage of Capers at the movie theater and at the time indicated on the tickets. Other evidence obtained from the backpack included a whisk, sandwich bags, and a digital scale, consistent with narcotics trafficking.

United States District Judge David C. Norton sentenced Capers to 120 months’ imprisonment, to be followed by a five-year term of court-ordered supervision. There is no parole in the federal system.

This case was investigated by the Charleston Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration. Assistant U.S. Attorney Lee Holmes is prosecuting the case.



Veronica Hill, Public Affairs Specialist,, (803) 929-3000

Updated April 2, 2024

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