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Mexican Citizen Extradited to South Carolina to Face Federal Drug Charges

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

Charleston, South Carolina ---- United States Attorney Beth Drake stated today that David Geisbrecht Fehr, a/k/a “Oscar Silva Leamon”, a/k/a “El Ingeniero”, age 44, of Chihuahua, Mexico was charged in a 1-count indictment.  David Geisbrecht Fehr was charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine, a violation of Title 21, U. S. C. Sections 841 and 846.  The maximum penalty Fehr could receive is life imprisonment and a maximum fine of $10,000,000. 

United States Attorney Drake stated, “The extradition of Mr. Fehr from Mexico to face these charges in South Carolina is the result of a tremendous coordinated effort by our office and law enforcement to hold accountable those responsible for putting narcotics on the streets of our state.” Jason Sandoval, Resident Agent in Charge of the DEA Charleston office stated, “Mr. Fehr’s extradition is a result of dedication and commitment of prosecutors and law enforcement on both sides of the border. Mr. Fehr must now account for alleged criminal conduct during his day in court.  Anyone seeking to evade justice should take note of this extradition: justice never sleeps.”  “This investigation was a collaborative effort of federal and international law enforcement working together to arrest a dangerous drug smuggler who thought he was safe in Mexico,” added Thomas Henman, Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal. 

The case was investigated by agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration and the United States Marshals Service and is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Nick Bianchi of the Charleston office for prosecution.  The Criminal Division’s Office of International Affairs provided substantial assistance in this matter.  The United States Attorney stated that all charges in this Indictment are merely accusations and that all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.



Lance Crick (864) 282-2105

Updated September 20, 2017

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