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Press Release

Ladson Man Arrested on Federal Drug Charges

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

Contact Person: Lance Crick (864) 282-2105

Columbia, South Carolina-------United States Attorney Beth Drake announced today that Robert Mansfield, 60, of Ladson, South Carolina, has been arrested on federal charges of conspiring to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute fentanyl.  Mansfield made an initial appearance in federal court this afternoon and a detention hearing and preliminary hearing have been scheduled for 11 a.m. on March 3, 2017. 

The case is being investigated by Special Agents with ICE-Homeland Security Investigations, as well as the Drug Enforcement Administration, United States Postal Inspection Service, Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office and Charleston County Sheriff’s Office.  

Assistant United States Attorney Nick Bianchi of the Charleston office is prosecuting the case.

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



Updated March 1, 2017

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