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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Carolina

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Federal Grand Jury Indictments

Contact Person: Lance Crick (864) 282-2105

United States Attorney Beth Drake stated today that a Federal Grand Jury in Florence, South Carolina, returned Indictments against the following, and the defendants have since been arrested:

Hartsville Men Arrested Following a Federal Indictment for Possessing a Gun after being Convicted of a Felony, Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine, and Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime.  Eddie Terrell McCoy, age 28, and Antonio Darnell Rivers, age 41, both of Hartsville, were charged in an eleven-count indictment.  McCoy was charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine, a violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 841(a)(1), the maximum penalty of which is a maximum fine of $250,000.00 and/or imprisonment of 20 years; Rivers was charged with possession of a firearm after being convicted of a felony, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(1), the maximum possible penalty of which is, a maximum fine of $250,000.00 and/or imprisonment of 15 years to Life; possession with intent to distribute and distributing cocaine, a violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 841(A)(1), the maximum penalty of which is a maximum fine of $250,000.00 and/or imprisonment of 40 years; and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 924(c)(1)(A), the maximum penalty of which is a maximum fine of $250,000.00 and/or imprisonment of 5 years consecutive to any other sentence received and twenty-five years to life for any second or subsequent 924(c)(1)(A) conviction.

The case was investigated by agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, Darlington County Sheriff’s Office, Florence County Sheriff’s Office, Hartsville Police Department and Darlington Police Department. The case has been assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Alfred W. Bethea, Jr., of the Florence office for prosecution.

Darlington Men Arrested Following a Federal Indictment for Possession with Intent to Distribute and Distribution of Crack Cocaine, and Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime.  Trevor Jarad Davis, age 27, and Daniel Jamal Gavins, age 25, both of Darlington, were charged in an eight-count indictment.  Davis was charged with possession with intent to distribute and distribution of crack cocaine, a violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 841(a)(1), the maximum penalty of which is a maximum fine of $250,000.00 and/or imprisonment of 20 years; Gavins was charged with possession with intent to distribute and distributing crack cocaine, a violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 841(A)(1), the maximum penalty of which is a maximum fine of $250,000.00 and/or imprisonment of 40 years; and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 924(c)(1)(A), the maximum penalty of which is a maximum fine of $250,000.00 and/or imprisonment of 5 years consecutive to any other sentence.

The case was investigated by agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, Darlington County Sheriff’s Office, Florence County Sheriff’s Office, Hartsville Police Department and Darlington Police Department. The case has been assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Alfred W. Bethea, Jr., of the Florence office for prosecution.

Hartsville Man Arrested Following a Federal Indictment for Possession With Intent to Distribute Crack Cocaine.  Quinten Lonnel Richardson, age 28, of Hartsville, South Carolina, was charged in a three-count indictment with Possession with Intent to Distribute Crack Cocaine, a violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 841(a)(1).  The maximum possible penalty Richardson could receive is a maximum fine of $5,000,000.00 and/or imprisonment of 40 years to Life.  Richardson was arrested on April 3, 2017.

The case was investigated by agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, Darlington County Sheriff’s Office, Florence County Sheriff’s Office, Hartsville Police Department and Darlington Police Department. The case has been assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Alfred W. Bethea, Jr., of the Florence office for prosecution.

Two Darlington County Men Arrested following a Federal Indictment for Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Crime of Violence.  Kenneth Eric Coe, Jr., age 23, of Timmonsville, and Jaquan Latrel Samuel, age 30, of Hartsville, were charged in a five-count indictment. Both Coe and Samuel were charged with possession and brandishing of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 924(c)(1)(A), the maximum penalty of which is a fine of $250,000.00 and/or 7 years to life consecutive to any other sentence imposed.  Samuel, was additionally charged with felon in possession of a firearm, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(1), the maximum penalty of which is a fine of $250,000.00 and/or 10 years to life imprisonment. 

The case was investigated by agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, Darlington County Sheriff’s Office, Florence County Sheriff’s Office, Hartsville Police Department and Darlington Police Department.  The case has been assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Lauren L. Hummel, of the Florence office for prosecution.

The United States Attorney stated that all charges in these Indictments are merely accusations and that all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.


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