Inmate and Leader of Multi-State Drug Trafficking Organization Sentenced
Columbia, South Carolina --- United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that Dustin Tiller, age 32, was sentenced to 220 months (or 18 years and 3 months) imprisonment in federal court in Greenville.
The evidence presented at Tiller’s guilty plea and sentencing hearings revealed that Tiller, an inmate in the South Carolina Department of Corrections, was the mastermind and leader of a multi-state drug trafficking organization that facilitated the transportation and distribution of multiple kilograms of methamphetamine in the Upstate of South Carolina, Atlanta, Georgia, Kentucky, and elsewhere. During the course of the conspiracy, Tiller directed other conspirators, both inmates in the South Carolina Department of Corrections and individuals on the outside, to travel to Atlanta, Georgia, to retrieve kilogram quantities of methamphetamine, to sell the methamphetamine in Greenville and Anderson Counties, and to transport drug proceeds back to the source(s) of supply in Georgia and elsewhere. The investigation culminated in the arrest of Tiller and others in August and September of 2016, after federal agents intercepted a load of methamphetamine that members of the organization were transporting from Georgia to South Carolina.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Andy Moorman, Deputy Chief for the Narcotics Unit, is the lead prosecutor.
The Drug Enforcement Administration, the Drug Enforcement Task Force, the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, the Anderson Police Department, and the Franklin County (GA) Sheriff’s Office investigated the case.