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Florence Man Sentenced to More Than 15 Years in Federal Prison for Narcotics and Firearms Crimes

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

FLORENCE, SOUTH CAROLINA — Daniel Harrison Wallace, 29, of Florence, was sentenced to more than 15 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possessing a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking. 

Evidence presented to the Court showed that on January 10, 2020, deputies with Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office arrived at a camper in Hartsville to arrest an individual they believed resided there.  Upon approaching the camper, a deputy saw a firearm and suspected drugs through the camper’s open door.  Deputies removed the occupants of the camper, including Wallace, and searched the camper.  In the search, deputies discovered 112 grams of suspected marijuana, 165 grams of methamphetamine, $2,700 in cash, and four firearms.  In a subsequent statement, Wallace admitted that on January 9, 2020, he committed a robbery and used the proceeds of the robbery to purchase marijuana and methamphetamine, which he intended to sell.  He further stated that several of the firearms in the camper were his, and he had the firearms to prevent others from robbing him. 

United States District Judge Sherri A. Lydon sentenced Wallace to 181 months imprisonment, to be followed by an eight-year term of court-ordered supervision.  There is no parole in the federal system.

This case was prosecuted as part of the joint federal, state, and local Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program, the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime.  Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them.  As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

This case was investigated by the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office, the Hartsville Police Department, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).  Assistant U.S. Attorney Katherine Flynn is prosecuting the case.



Derek A. Shoemake (843) 813-0982

Updated May 12, 2022

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